Jefferson County, WV – Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident Takes Life
Jefferson County, WV (January 26, 2019) – Around 3:18 p.m. on Monday, a fatal hit-and-run accident took place on Route 340 near Halltown in West Virginia. Police investigated and found the person responsible for the accident.
45-year-old Kenneth Lee has been charged after he had been driving a black Toyota SUV that witnesses say struck William Snyder and his tractor-trailer. Snyder was flown to a hospital in Northern Virginia after the accident but unfortunately died due to his severe injuries.
Witnesses said that they saw Lee stop at the scene of the accident but then quickly flee. At least one witness provided a photo of the vehicle with its license plate showing.
Deputies from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office eventually caught up to Lee when they saw him swerving in and out of traffic that week. They pulled him over, only to find that he had slurred speed and was acting confused. He claimed that his vehicle had gotten damage when it was sideswiped by another person.
Now, Lee is being held without bond in jail.
First and foremost, we would like to take this time to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of William Snyder, whose life was taken too soon in this horrific accident. We want you to know that you never stand alone when it comes to your West Virginia wrongful death claim.
Fatal Accidents in West Virginia
In 2011 alone, there was a total of 337 traffic fatalities that happened all across West Virginia. These accidents, which affect the loved ones of those who have suffered such extreme losses of loved ones, can be life-changing and leave you in a bad financial and emotional state. If you have lost somebody close to you, you need to understand that you have rights under West Virginia personal injury laws.
Our empathetic and compassionate personal injury attorneys who have handled a wide variety of wrongful death cases in the past are willing to work with you at Katz Kantor Stonestreet & Buckner, where your case is extremely important to us. We will help you achieve the results you can rely on during one of the most difficult times in your life. We are passionate about helping you receive results in a timely fashion. Contact us today to find out what we can do for you at 304-431-4050.
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