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Harpers Ferry man killed in car accident

August 27, 1997

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - A Harpers Ferry man was killed early Wednesday after his vehicle ran off Mission Road and rolled numerous times down an embankment, according to West Virginia State Police.

Anthony Joseph Barna, 44, was pronounced dead at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, where he was taken by an ambulance from the Blue Ridge Mountain Fire Co., police said.

Barna was traveling north on Mission Road when his 1995 Chevrolet Blazer apparently ran off the east side of the road, police said.

The vehicle went back onto the road, crossed both lanes and then ran off the west side of the road, police said.

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The vehicle went down an embankment and overturned, police said.

No one witnessed the accident and no other vehicles were involved, police said.

The wreck was discovered about 12:15 a.m. Wednesday by a passing car, police said. The accident was believed to have occurred minutes before the passing motorist arrived.

- Clyde Ford

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