Va. man identified as dead driver
By DON AINES
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Bassett, Va., man has been identified from dental records as the man killed last Thursday when a pickup truck loaded with suspected moonshine crashed and burned on Interstate 81 near Inwood, W.Va.
Melvin L. Camden Jr., 27, apparently fell asleep at the wheel, according to Chief Deputy John Vanorsdale Sr. of the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department. He said there were no treadmarks or gouges in the pavement that would indicate a blown tire or other equipment failure on the Ford Ranger pickup.
Camden was northbound at 3:43 a.m. when the truck ran off the road and struck a tree. The pickup and its cargo of approximately 200 gallons of moonshine went up in flames, burning Camden's body beyond recognition.