(05/28/2012)
UPDATE SUNDAY - Justis Ratliff, 15, a student at Parkersburg High School, was killed in a Wirt County collision and pronounced dead on scene.

Funeral services are set for Thursday in Parkersburg.

Also reportedly injured, three critically, Kameron Moyers, Grayson Lassiter, Nathan Goodnight and Anthony Maloney.

ORIGINAL STORY SATURDAY - At least one male teen is dead and four other male teens have been injured, three critically, in a car crash on Rt. 53 in Wirt County just before midnight.

Police says ages are from 15-18.

State Police say they believe alcohol and speed was involved in the crash. The car crossed the center lane, drove off the road, hit a tree and flipped.

Reports regarding the crash indicate one of the subjects was ejected from the crash and another was entrapped.

West Virginia State Police Sergeant W.K. Marshall III indicated the teens were not wearing seatbelts.

The West Virginia State Police, Wirt County Sheriff's Office and Wirt County Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene. Three ambulances and three helicopters were called in to transport the victims to area hospitals.

The accident happened at the intersection of Blaze Run and Standingstone Roads.

The driver and occupants are reportedly from the Parkersburg area.

The identification of the victims and the extent of their injuries have yet to be released.


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