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One Flown from Head-On Collision in Harrison County
Written by Nicole Porter
Last updated on September 11, 2013 @ 6:43PM
Created on September 11, 2013 @ 9:00PM

UPDATE: 9/11/2013

5 News learned the names of three of the people that were involved in a head-on collision Tuesday night in Harrison county.

However police have not released the name of the person who most most critically injured and had to be flown to Ruby following that accident.

According to state police, James Slater Junior was driving the SUV when it crossed the center line of Route 18 in the Spelter area, and crashed head-on into a minivan driven by Gary Stout.

According to police, stout refused treatment at the scene but later went to the hospital on his own..

James Slater and his two brothers Johnny and Jeffery Slater were transported to a local hospital.


ORIGINAL: 9/10/2013

One person was flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital Tuesday night after a head-on collision in Harrison County.

State troopers said that around 6:00 p.m., the driver of a Ford Escape crossed the center line of Route 18 in the Spelter area, where he crashed head-on with a minivan.

A passenger in the SUV was flown to the hospital. His name and condition are unknown at this time. The driver of the minivan, Gary Stout, drove himself to the hospital to be checked. Firefighters told 5 News that three other people, who police identified as James, Jeffrey and Johnny Slater, all of Wetzel County, were taken to United Hospital Center by ambulances.

According to State Police the accident is not drug or alcohol related and charges are pending.

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