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5 NEWS UPDATE: Two Children Dead After Water Truck Rolls Onto Sedan
Written by Whitney Wetzel
Last updated on March 10, 2013 @ 11:47PM
Created on March 09, 2013 @ 11:14PM
 
Update 3/10:
 
Clarksburg police are investigating what caused a water truck to roll over onto a sedan Saturday night, killing two children.
 
It happened around 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of West Pike Street and Route 50. Clarksburg Police Chief Marshall Goff told 5 News the two children were seven and eight years old. Chief Goff said according to the driver, the truck's brakes stopped working while he was driving down the exit ramp, and that's when he lost control and hit the sedan.
 
The woman driving that vehicle, who is also the mother of those two children, and the truck driver were taken to UHC. Both of them are expected to be okay.
 
Original Story 3/9:
 
Two children are dead after a water truck rolled onto another vehicle after it supposedly lost control of its brakes.
 
It happened around 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of West Pike Street and Route 50 in Clarksburg. Police tell us the two children were seven and eight years old. The woman driving that vehicle and the truck driver have been taken to UHC, but both are expected to be okay.
 
Clarksburg police are handling this investigation.
 
Be sure to stay with 5 News as we continue to learn more information.

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Comments (2)
Mar 13, 2013 at 6:03 PM
There was a comment made on the CB that the driver's brakes were bad. Former truck driver
Mar 10, 2013 at 6:58 AM
Prayers for the family of these children....I cannot even begin to imagine losing a child, let alone 2 at the same time.
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