(11/24/2008)
A 70-year-old hunter from Virginia was killed this morning when his ATV rolled-over close to Rts. 47-53 near the Ritchie-Wirt County line.

Sgt. James Stout of the WV State Police in Harrisville said the accident happened in a remote area called Bear Run Road, telling the Herald the ATV rolled over on him serveral times, crushing him against some rocks.

He has been identified as Berton Austin, Sr. of Natural Bridge Station, Virgina.

His son failed to revive him.

Another man was killed in an ATV accident on Grannies Creek in Roane County yesterday.

Henry Burton Miller, 50, of Ft. White, Florida, was visiting his sister on Ash Camp Road, apparently intending to deer hunt this week, when the ATV he was riding rolled-over. He was dead at the scene.

Daniel Lemley, 50, of Uniontown, Ohio, was killed near Sanoma Road in Wirt County Saturday on an ATV.

It happened about 5 p.m. in an area known as Beaver Dam. Lemley and his son were hunting in the area and Lemley attempted to maneuver an ATV up a creek bank, according to police.

The ATV overturned, causing Lemley to sustain head injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

An Ohio Valley hunter is dead and another has been life-flighted to a Pittsburgh hospital after suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning in Wetzel County.

Wetzel County Sheriff James Hoskins says two hunters were staying in a box trailer that did not have adequate ventilation near Pine Grove.

Authorities say the two hunters were using lanterns for heating and lighting.

The sheriff said a 38-year-old man from San Antonio, Texas was found dead and a 37-year-old man was life flighted to a Pittsburgh hospital.

An ambulance was summoned in Clay County for a gunshot wound suffered by a 13-year-old.

Authorities said the boy shot himself accidentally with a slug from a .410 shotgun.

He was injured about 7 a.m. Monday in the Wallback Wildlife Management Area in Clay.

The boy was injured between the wrist and elbow on one arm.

He is in stable condition.


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