Two fatalities in Route 50 crash

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Thursday night, a 2016 Ford Fusion collided head on with a 2019 Ford F-150 on Route 50.

The passenger in the Fusion, 86 year old Janet Burke of Petersburg, WV was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver Jerry Burke, 85 of Petersburg, passed away from his injuries hours later at Winchester Medical Center.

The driver of the F150 Christopher Konka, 27, and his passengers Tina Konka 24, and their 7 year old daughter, all from Romney WV, were transported to WMC with non life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Fusion was believed to be driving the wrong way on the road at high speeds.

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Update on W.VA. Schools for the Deaf and Blind

The West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind in Romney updated their status on the loss of their Administration Building.

The historic landmark building was deemed a total loss after a fire early Sat. morning Feb. 26.

No injuries were reported in the blaze as occupancy was limited as it was a weekend.

Students will be in remote learning status through at least Mar. 4.

It was announced yesterday that the investigation continues with the assistance of agents from the US Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) who were called in by Gov. Justice.

Those agents will be assisted by agents of the West Virginia Fire Marshal’s Office as well as local law enforcement along with Officials from the West Virginia Department of Education.

Those officials will remain on the site until the investigation has been completed.

Immediately after the fire Gov. Justice requested that Frontier Communications prioritize the restoration of all internet services, telephone and campus security lost in the blaze.

Frontier Communications crews worked night and day to restore all services by the day after the fire.

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