CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Boone County man is dead after a two-vehicle crash on W.Va. 94 near Racine Monday morning.
Boone County Sheriff's deputies responded to the crash at around 9:30 a.m. According to the investigating officer's preliminary report from the crash scene, Travis Dewayne Clendenin, 31, of Peytona, was driving southbound on W.Va. 94, just north of Racine.
Johnny Fauch, Jr., 36, of Williamson, was driving a tractor-trailer carrying steel railroad rails northbound on W.Va. 94. Investigators believe Clendenin's vehicle crossed the centerline of the road and hit the tractor-trailer head on.
Ruth W. Harvey, 82, was found near a creek, about 150 yards away from her vehicle on a rural road in Julian, according to the West Virginia State Police.
Police were told shortly before 7 p.m. about an abandoned vehicle on a rural side road in Julian. After learning the vehicle was registered to Harvey, police searched the area for the missing woman.
Officers found a shoe that Harvey had apparently lost on a path in the woods while she had been wandering around. Officers followed the path until they found Harvey by the creek around 9:50 p.m., said State Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Baylous.
MADISON, W.Va. -- Police charged a Boone County couple over the weekend with operating a methamphetamine lab in a home near Racine.
Boone County sheriff's deputies were conducting patrols in the Big Coal River area when they received a tip about someone operating a methamphetamine lab in Short Creek near Racine, said Sheriff Rodney Miller.
Deputies went to the home of Jeremy Darrell Workman, 28, and Brooksan Kay Huffman, 22, and found materials used to make the drug, Miller said. They also found a large dump behind the house where they believe the couple disposed of waste from making methamphetamine.