Fatal crash in Charles Town ejects passenger

At 5:44 pm on April 18th, the Charles Town Police Department responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash on US Route 340 north of the intersection with Patrick Henry Way.

The preliminary investigation shows that a Ford Excursion traveling southbound was approaching the intersection when the driver attempted to abruptly change lanes and in the process crashed into a Ford Focus and tractor trailer that were stopped in traffic.

The driver of the Excursion was ejected from the vehicle and flown to a local hospital for life threatening injuries.

The front seat passenger was declared dead at the scene.

The juvenile rear passenger was flown to a medical facility for life threatening injuries.

Neither driver or front seat passenger in the Excursion were wearing a seatbelt.

Drivers of the Focus and tractor trailer were not injured.

The Charles Town Police Department thanked community members who stopped to render aid at the crash as well as the Ransom Police Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance.

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