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Police Log

January 16, 2013

Virginia man killed in Hampshire crash - 01/17

ROMNEY, W.Va. — A single-vehicle crash Tuesday in Hampshire County claimed the life of a Whitacre, Va., man, according to West Virginia State Police.

Hunter Crane, 18, was pronounced dead at the scene following the 3:28 p.m. crash on Smokey Hollow Road, police said.

Senior Trooper J.D. Carson reported Crane was driving a 2007 Ford Fusion northbound when the vehicle traveled out of control off the west roadway edge, struck a utility pole, rolled several times and then struck a tree.

Crane was ejected from the vehicle as a result of the crash.

The Capon Bridge Rescue Squad and fire departments from Capon Bridge, Gore and Slanesville responded along with a Hampshire County paramedic unit.

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