Thursday, July 21, 2011

One more thing to worry about at festivals....Drivers.

Update for 7/18: The Preston County Sheriff's Department identifies the woman killed as Nicole Paris Miller, 20 from South Carolina. The injured women are Elizabeth Rose Doran, 20, and Yen H. Ton, 21. Doran is in good condition at Ruby Memorial Hospital while Ton has been released. All three women were from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

Based on evidence at the scene and interviews conducted with victims and witnesses, it appears that Clay Harlin Lewin of Cape Charles, Virginia, lost control of the 2002 GMC pickup truck he was driving and struck several vehicles and a campsite. The vehicle and campsite were situated on a hillside.

All Good Festival officials issued this statement about the tragedy:

"The All Good Festival was saddened to hear about the incident that took the life of one person this morning. We extend our deepest condolences and sympathy to their family and loved ones.

There also were two other individuals that suffered injuries in the incident and we wish them a speedy recovery

At this time, the Festival is working with the Preston County, West Virginia Sheriff's Department and all relevant authorities."


One person was killed and two others seriously injured in an accident Sunday at the All Good Music Festival in Preston County.

Sheriff Dallas Wolfe says the accident happened when a pick-up truck in a camping area rolled out of control into a group of people. Wolfe says one woman was killed and two other women hurt. They were life flighted to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown with serious injuries.

Wolfe says all three were trapped under the vehicle and “had to be extricated.”

Wolfe says the camping area where the accident happened has rolling hills that apparently contributed to the accident. He says there was a driver in the vehicle, but it appears the vehicle went out of control. No charges have been filed, but the case is still being investigated.

"It's just a tragedy," Wolfe told Metronews. "We've worked hard with the All Good staff to keep it as safe as we could, but things happen."

The names of the victims have not yet been released.

Sunday was the final day of the music festival, which attracts over 25,000 people to Masontown. Police arrested at least 35 people as of Saturday on a variety of charges, mostly drug-related.

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