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Four hurt in U.S. 11 accident

August 17, 1998

DARKESVILLE, W.Va. - Four people were injured Sunday night in a head-on collision on U.S. 11 in Darkesville, W.Va., according to West Virginia State Police.

The accident happened around 8:45 p.m., when a 1995 Geo Tracker, driven by a 16-year-old Gerrardstown, W.Va., resident, crossed the center line and collided with an oncoming 1995 Plymouth two-door car, Trooper D.M. Olack said.

The Plymouth's driver, Larry Thornton, 36, of Stephens City, Va., and his 7-year-old son were taken to City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va., Olack said.

Olack said he couldn't release the boy's name or the name of the Tracker's driver because they are juveniles.

A female passenger in the Tracker was also taken to City Hospital, Olack said.

He said he didn't know the identity of the woman, who appeared to be a juvenile.

The Tracker's driver was taken by private vehicle to Winchester Medical Center, Olack said.

None of the injuries appeared life-threatening, he said.


Thornton was still undergoing evaluation late Sunday, according to a nursing supervisor.

A minor female injured in the accident was going to be admitted to the hospital, she said.

A third person injured in the accident was treated and released, she said.

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