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Martinsburg woman killed in Sunday crash

March 07, 2006|by DAVE McMILLION

MARTINSBURG, W.VA.

A woman who died Sunday afternoon in a two-car accident on W.Va. 45 has been identified as Danielle Kline, 23, of Martinsburg, a police spokesman said.

Kline was driving a Ford Explorer which investigators believe was going west on W.Va. 45 about 5:35 p.m., Berkeley County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Kenny Lemaster said.

Preliminary evidence suggests that Kline's vehicle crossed the center line into the path of another sport utility vehicle which was traveling east, according to a press release from the sheriff's department.

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The crash occurred a short distance east of Greensburg Road.

Three people in the eastbound vehicle suffered severe injuries, the release said.

Lemaster said Monday afternoon that his department has not been able to confirm the names of the people in the eastbound vehicle because investigators have been busy with other aspects of the investigation.

There were no witnesses to the crash and the sheriff's department is asking for the public's help in gathering information.

Anyone with information about the crash may call the sheriff's department at 304-267-7000.

Callers who wish to remain anonymous may call Berkeley County Crime Solvers at 304-267-4999.

Kline was born in Naples, Fla., and worked as a cocktail waitress at Charles Town Races & Slots, according to her obituary.

Roger Ramey, spokesman for Charles Town Races & Slots, said Monday evening he was not aware of the accident and said a track employee mentioned to him as he was leaving work Monday that a track employee had died.

Ramey said he did not know Kline.

The wreck was one of two over the weekend that resulted in a fatality.

On Friday, William Lilly, 60, of Springfield, W.Va., was thrown through a sunroof of a Nissan Pathfinder after the northbound vehicle went off the right side of U.S. 340 near the intersection with Washington Street near Harpers Ferry, police said.

Lilly was pronounced dead a short time later, police said.

It is believed that the driver of the vehicle, Angela Young of Springfield, was trying to avoid striking the rear of another car when her vehicle went off the highway, police said.

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