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Teens hospitalized after W.Va. crash

September 02, 2002

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - One Inwood, W.Va., teenager is in serious condition and another is in fair condition after the car they were riding in Saturday on Border Road skidded 210 feet and struck a tree, police said.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy Mike Dumer declined to identify the three teenagers in the wreck because he was unsure whether all of their family members had been notified.

Witnesses said the teens' car was traveling east on Border Road at a high rate of speed at about 6 p.m., Dumer said.

The 1995 Saturn went off the road, returned to the pavement and spun 180 degrees, Dumer said.

The car skidded 210 feet and struck a large tree, said Dumer.

The car was crushed on the passenger side, causing a male teenager riding in the passenger's seat to be pushed toward the driver's side, said Dumer.


The car was being driven by a 17-year-old Inwood girl, said Dumer.

The driver was listed in fair condition at Inova Fairfax (Va.) Hospital Sunday and the male was listed in serious condition with two broken legs, hospital officials said.

A third teenage female from Kearneysville was taken to Jefferson Memorial Hospital, said Dumer. Her condition was not available Sunday night.

Dumer said he had not determined a cause of the crash.

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