Girl Dies in Three Car Accident, Police Searching for Driver

MORGAN COUNTY, W.Va. - West Virginia State Police is investigating a three car accident that killed a young girl and sent three others to the hospital Monday evening.

Troopers said the accident happened around 5:30 p.m. on U.S. Route 522, just four miles north of Berkeley Springs in
Morgan County. 

Police said a black Jeep was traveling north on Rt. 522 when the driver stopped in the middle of the lane to turn left onto a side road. 

A silver car also traveling north drove to the left of this Jeep to pass it and that's when it collided head-on with another car traveling southbound.  

The car traveling north, which had three people inside, rolled over. Police said the front seat passenger, a 9-year-old girl, was pronounced dead on scene. The driver, identified as Walter Weaver, of Hagerstown, Md., was flown to Fairfax and back seat passenger was taken to Winchester Hospital.  Weaver was identified as the step-father of the two children inside the vehicle.

The driver of the second car was transported to Meritus Medical Center.

Police said the black Jeep left the scene when this happened. Troopers said they have limited information about the driver of the Jeep, and they are trying to track that car down. 

By 8:30 p.m. the roadway reopened. 

State police said Weaver is still at Fairfax Hospital at this time, but charges are pending against him.  They're not disclosing the charges as they are currently working with prosecutors to get them filed. 

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