Identities of four killed in Harrison County accident released

HARRISON COUNTY, W.Va. (WDTV) -- The identities of four people killed in an accident in December have been released.

According to the Harrison County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Jerry L. Wigal of Shinnston, 39-year-old Roma M. Bland of Martinsburg, 65-year-old Harold F. Sims of Shinnston and 54-year-old Marsha L. Sims of Shinnston were killed when the car they were in veered off of US 19 and hit a parked car in a parking lot. The car then went over the embankment to the river.

The accident happened on December 19 near the Meadowbrook Interchange. Officials stated witness accounts and the damage sustained by the vehicle indicate the vehicle was speeding. Officers said they smelled alcohol in the vehicle, but it is unclear if anyone had been drinking at the time of the accident.

The investigation is ongoing.