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Youth dies in Morgan County crash

August 01, 2004

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - A youth died Saturday following a single-vehicle traffic accident on Fairview Drive that sheared the vehicle in half, according to West Virginia State Police.

The accident occurred at about 2:30 p.m. when the driver, traveling south, lost control and veered off the left side of the roadway, striking a tree.

The victim was trapped in the rear of the vehicle. Morgan County Fire and Rescue freed him, but he died while being transported to a hospital, police said. The other two occupants were ejected from the front of the vehicle.

All three passengers were juveniles and their names have not been released. No further information was available Saturday night.

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