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Driver charged following Parkways Authority fatal crash

October 6, 2018

CAMP CREEK, W.Va. (AP) — Law enforcement officials have charged a man involved in an August crash that killed two West Virginia Parkways Authority employees.

West Virginia State Police Sgt. C.F. Kane tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that 52-year-old truck driver James Richard Crandall of Reedsville, Ohio was charged with two counts of negligent homicide, as well as failure to maintain control, reckless driving, unsafe vehicle on highway and following too closely.

Police say Crandall was driving a semi-tractor double trailer when he hit two Parkways Authority vehicles on the side of the road and the three employees standing next to them.

The two employees killed were 32-year-old Nathan Thompson and 21-year-old Richard Lambert, both of the Kegley area. Crandall was not injured.


Information from: Bluefield Daily Telegraph, http://www.bdtonline.com

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