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Charles Town man dies in accident

March 23, 2001

Charles Town man dies in accident



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 71-year-old Charles Town, W.Va., man was pronounced dead at City Hospital Thursday afternoon following a one-car crash on W.Va. 9 east of Martinsburg, West Virginia State Police said.

The victim was identified as Marshall Montgomery. No address was available.

Trooper J.C. Weaver said Montgomery was eastbound on W.Va. 9 west of the intersection with Kelly Island Road around 3 p.m. when he slumped over the wheel unconscious. Weaver said he didn't know what caused Montgomery to pass out.

A 14-year-old girl who was not identified was in the front passenger seat. She grabbed the wheel of the Cadillac sedan when Montgomery fell unconscious.

The vehicle accelerated and went off the right side of the roadway, ran up a bank and overturned and ended right side up on the road, Weaver said.

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The girl was treated for minor injuries at City Hospital and released, Weaver said.

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