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Community mourns the loss of three Oak Glen students

Updated: Monday, January 20 2014, 07:50 AM EST

By: Crissy Clutter

Hancock County, W.Va.--

Three Oak Glen High School students are dead following an accident with a New Manchester Volunteer Fire truck in Hancock County Saturday night.

The crash happened at about 9 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of Route 8 and Tomlinson Run State Park.

Hancock County Sheriff Ralph Fletcher says 16-year-old Krystan Butcher was driving a vehicle southbound when she pulled into the northbound lane attempting to overtake another vehicle.

"Evidence on the roadway, in conjunction with the witness statements, indicates the passenger vehicle attempted to pull back into the southbound lane, however unsuccessfully," said Fletcher.

Butcher, the driver of the vehicle; 16-year-old Kaylin Blake Rice of Chester; and 16-year-old John Emmett Snow III, of New Cumberland, all died in the crash. 

Rice and Butcher were pronounced dead at the scene. Snow was taken to East Liverpool Hospital, where he later died.

Three members of the New Manchester VFD were transported to a local hospital, treated and released. 

The fire department was responding to a possible chimney fire prior to the crash, according to the sheriff's department.

We're told the teens were students at Oak Glen High School and were attending a school-related sporting event.

The Hancock County Sheriff's Department is investigating.


Community mourns the loss of three Oak Glen students

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