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No charges filed in fatal W.Va. accident

February 22, 1998|By AMY WALLAUER

No charges filed in fatal W.Va. accident

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - No charges have been filed against the driver of a Buick that was split in half when it struck a telephone pole, killing a 16-year-old passenger.

Aaron James Setting, of Martinsburg, died Saturday after the collision on Berkeley Station Road. He was a passenger in a car driven by Richard D. Jones, 18, of Martinsburg.

Setting was a junior at Hedgesville High School and had just moved to Martinsburg about a month ago, said his stepfather, Alan High, of Williamson, Pa.

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He previously attended James Buchanan High School in Mercersburg, Pa., High said.

"He had a lot of friends in school," said his father, Louis Setting, of Martinsburg. "He was easy to get along with."

The teen was an avid hunter and loved the outdoors, High said.

"He was a very outgoing type of individual, very daring," High said. "He was well-loved by all his family."

According to West Virginia State Police, Jones was driving south when the car crossed the center line and struck an oncoming vehicle at about 7 a.m.

Jones lost control of the Buick, which slammed into a telephone pole, police said.

Jones was transported to City Hospital in Martinsburg after the accident, where he was listed in satisfactory condition Sunday night.

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