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UPDATE: Victim identified in fatal Ripley, WV crash

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RIPLEY, West Virginia -

UPDATE:

According to Sheriff Anthony Boggs of the Jackson County Sheriff's Department, the name of the person who was killed in the car crash that occurred in the area of Route 21 and Homer Smith Road in Fairplain was identified as 22-year-old John Abbott, of Ripley, WV.

Boggs tells 13 News that Abbott had four passengers in his vehicle, a Ford Taurus, and hit a vehicle driven by 35-year-old Candy Moore, also of Ripley, who had four children under the age of 15 in her vehicle.

According to Sheriff Boggs, Abbott failed to yield and pulled out in front of Moore, who was driving Southbound.

Boggs says that one of the victims is in critical, but stable condition, and that all the other victims' injuries in the crash were not believed to be life threatening, and that the investigation is ongoing.

The names of the other victims are not yet known.

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UPDATE:

911 dispatchers with Jackson County, WV Emergency Services confirm Route 21 has reopened following Friday evening's car crash. 

 

 


 

UPDATE:

One person is confirmed dead and nine others injured in an accident along Route 21 and Homer Smith Road in Fairplain, which is in Jackson County,WV.

Stay with 13 News for more on this developing story.

 


 

ORIGINAL:

A two-vehicle accident was reported just after 5 p.m. April 11 in the area of Route 21 and Homer Smith Road in Fairplain, which is in Jackson County, according to Roane County emergency dispatchers.

Emergency responders from Jackson, Roane and Putnam counties have all been sent to the scene. Roane County emergency dispatchers have confirmed there are multiple injuries.

According to the Ripley Fire Chief at the scene of the accident, two vehicles struck in a t-bone style accident. A total of 10 people were in the two cars, and two patients were taken from the accident in helicopters.

According to the chief, the accident caused "mass casualty from young kids to adults," and the cause of the accident is unknown.

He said both the Jackson County Sheriff's Department and the West Virginia State Police are reconstructing the accident scene.