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Two killed in Jackson County wreck

By Staff reports

RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. --  Two people were killed Tuesday night in a crash near Ravenswood.

Brian K. Hunt, 47, of Sandyville, was driving along Jackson County Route 56 near Green Hills Country Club at about 10:15 p.m. when he apparently lost control of his 1997 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck and smashed into a tree beside the roadway, according to State Police spokesman Michael Baylous.

Two passengers were in the truck at the time of the accident, Baylous said. John E. Littell, 59, of Gandeeville, died at the scene. Wanda F. Simmons, 54, of Leroy, died this morning of injuries received in the wreck, Baylous said.

Baylous said alcohol and excessive speed contributed to the accident. He said charges may be forthcoming.


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