KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - A Martinsburg, W.Va., man was charged with driving under the influence causing death after the Ford Explorer he was driving west on W.Va. 9 near Border Road crossed the center of the highway Monday evening and struck a Buick LeSabre, killing a passenger in the car, police said.
Douglas Chester Holden, 27, of Martinsburg, was released on $250,000 bond.
Killed in the crash was John L. Bennett, 58, of Emmitsburg, Md., said Sgt. Dave Colbert of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.
Bennett was riding in a car driven by his brother, Robert Bennett, which was headed east on W.Va. 9 about a quarter-mile west of Border Road, Colbert said.
Holden's Explorer, which was traveling west, went left of center and struck Bennett's car head-on about 5:47 p.m., Colbert said.
When police arrived, the Explorer was overturned in the highway and the LeSabre was off the north side of the road with heavy damage to its front, a criminal complaint filed in Jefferson County Magistrate Court said.