One killed in single-vehicle crash in Boone County, name released

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UPDATE: Mar. 3, 2020 10:30 am.: West Virginia State Police have released the name of the man who died in a single-vehicle crash yesterday, Mar. 2, in Boone County.

James Sawyers III, the driver of the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, according to state police. Four other people in the vehicle were transported to hospitals in Charleston with critical injuries.

Troopers say Sawyers lost control of the vehicle and ran off the road. The vehicle then struck a rock embankment. The investigation is still ongoing.

RACINE, WV (WOWK) – One person has died and four others have been taken to the hospital following a single-vehicle crash in Boone County, according to the Racine Volunteer Fire Department.

The fire department said the crash happened when an SUV collided with a rock outcrop along Lens Creek Road/WV 94. Four of the five people were ejected upon impact.

The West Virginia State Police are investigating and the road has reopened to traffic.  

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