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17-Year-Old Dead After Two Car Crash

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MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – Seven people were involved in a deadly car crash in Mercer County.

West Virginia State Police tell WOAY that the incident happened at around 6 pm Tuesday evening on Rt. 10 near Lake Bottom.  Police say a red, Honda Accord driven by Anthony Billings was turning into a private driveway when a Ford Focus, driven by Justin Akers hit them.

A 17-year-old died in result of the accident and six others were sent to the hospital.  Of the seven total involved, four were juveniles.

State Police tells WOAY that charges are pending against Billings.

Stay with WOAY NewsWatch for further updates on this developing story.



Tyler Barker

Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at tbarker@woay.com


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