CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - Four teenage girls were drinking alcohol before they stole a pickup truck and crashed it on Mission Road early Sunday, leaving one girl dead and seriously injuring her sister, West Virginia State Police Trooper Joseph Bush said Monday.
Bush said police are investigating the cause of the accident that killed 14-year-old Samantha Staubs at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday.
Bush said police are trying to determine which girl was driving the stolen 1997 Chevrolet pickup truck when it swerved left of center on Mission Road near Shannondale, struck an embankment and landed on its passenger side.
Both front-seat airbags deployed in the truck, and the four girls were not wearing seat belts, Bush said.
Staubs' 13-year-old sister, whose name was not released, was taken by helicopter to Inova Fairfax (Va.) Hospital, where she was listed in stable condition Monday afternoon, he said. The other girls, a 15-year-old and a 14-year-old, were treated and released from Jefferson Memorial Hospital on Sunday, Bush said.