BUNKER HILL, W.Va. - A 16-year-old Gerrardstown boy was killed Thursday in a head-on collision on U.S. 11.
West Virginia State Police said Todd Matthew Palmer was driving a 1984 Dodge pickup truck north on U.S. 11 at about 2:04 p.m. when the truck went out of control and swerved into the southbound lane.
The pickup collided with a 1990 GMC Bell-Atlantic service truck driven by Charles Wren, 23, of Boonsboro.
Assistant Chief Richard Petry of the South Berkeley Volunteer Fire Department said emergency workers arrived on the scene about five minutes after the accident.
Palmer's passenger, Jessie Fellers, 21, of Hedgesville, was out of the truck, but emergency crews had to cut off the doors to free Palmer, who was pinned under the dashboard, authorities said.