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Fatal Crash Update

By Staff | Jan 10, 2017

SISTERSVILLE — The Tyler County Sheriff’s Department said a Pennsboro, W.Va. man was killed in a head-on collision Monday on W.Va. 2 near Davenport.

The sheriff’s department said David Peter Weekley, 45, of West Raymond Avenue was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident while the other driver, Joseph Charles Preat, 18, of Shortline Highway in Reader was taken to Sistersville General Hospital for treatment.

“The accident remains under investigation to determine if criminal charges will be filed,” Deputy Shannon Huffman said.

The sheriff’s department said Weekley was traveling south on W.Va. 2 in a 2015 Hyundai while Preat was driving north in a 2007 Toyota Tacoma truck when the vehicles collided around 4:46 p.m. a couple miles south from Sistersville. Huffman said neither vehicle had any passengers.

Both vehicles sustained heavy damage. Traffic was backed up in both directions of W.Va. 2.

The sheriff’s department was assisted by the state Medical Examiners Office, Sistersville Police Department, state Division of Natural Resources.