NEW MANCHESTER, W. Va. - Three Oak Glen High School students are dead and three firefighters injured following a head-on collision between the teens' car and a New Manchester Volunteer Fire Department fire truck Saturday night.
According to the Hancock County sheriff, witness reports and evidence on the roadway reveal the car attempted to pass another vehicle while driving south on state Route 8 around 9 p.m. when it collided with the fire truck traveling north on the road responding to a chimney fire.
The driver of the car, Krysten Butcher, 16, of Newell, and Kaylin Blake Rice, 16, of Chester, were pronounced dead at the scene. John Snow III, 16, of New Cumberland, was taken to East Liverpool City Hospital where he died of injuries sustained in the accident.
The three New Manchester firefighters were treated for injuries at the East Liverpool City Hospital and all three have since been released.
Several agencies assisted at the scene including West Virginia State Police, New Cumberland City Police Department, area fire departments and multiple ambulance agencies.