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Kanawha County, WV – Fatal Head-on Crash Takes Lives of Two People

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Kanawha County, WV (March 2, 2019) – On Wednesday, police responded to a fatal head-on crash that took the lives of two people on U.S. 60 in Malden. One party has since been identified by police.

Police say that 39-year-old Brian Cook and an unidentified juvenile were killed in the accident. The West Virginia State Police said that the juvenile and Book were passengers in the same vehicle and were tragically pronounced dead at the scene.

The vehicle that they were riding in was headed west when an eastbound pickup truck crossed over the center line and ran into their vehicle head-on. The crash happened around 4:40 p.m. on Wednesday, near the intersection with Jonquil Drive.

A woman who was driving the vehicle has been listed in critical condition. At this time, the cause of the crash is still under investigation.

We would like to take this time to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Brian Cook and the juvenile whose life was taken prematurely in this horrific accident. We hope that all parties will find strength during this difficult time.

Fatal Accidents in West Virginia 

Kanawha County, WV – Fatal Head-on Crash Takes Lives of Two PeopleFor every 100,000 residents in West Virginia, 20 people will lose their lives in fatal accidents, which is a high rate, seeing as the national average is about 12 people. Many of these accidents are contributed to by speeding, rollovers, and collisions that occur at intersections. Hundreds of people lose their lives in these accidents every year, some of which can be prevented. You have many rights in the midst of your West Virginia car accident claim and we would like to stand by your side.

At Katz, Kantor, Stonestreet & Buckner, our experienced attorneys have handled many cases for those who have suffered the most immeasurable losses after losing a loved one. If you have had to say goodbye to a loved one too soon, there is a good chance that you will have to worry about many financial aspects as well as the emotional ones that follow these accidents. Please contact us to find out how our attorneys can help in your time of need at 304-431-4050.

Note: Secondary sources were used to create this piece and, because of this, the information included has not been independently verified. If you notice a factual issue with our posting, please bring it to our attention and we will correct or remove it as soon as possible.

Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts it to bring attention to the dangers members in our community face and to encourage caution. Accidents do happen and we hope these posts help those affected. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice, and we urge you to contact a trained legal professional for more information regarding your specific situation.


Katz, Kantor, Stonestreet & Buckner, PLLC is located in Princeton and Charleston, WV and serves clients in and around such cities as well as southern West Virginia including but not limited to the counties of Mercer, McDowell, Raleigh, Summers, Monroe, Kanawha and Wyoming.

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