UPDATE: Driver arrested after running from fatal Marion County crash scene

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UPDATE (10/5/18 at 1:00 p.m.):

A Preston County man is under arrest after running from an accident, in Marion County Thursday, that killed two passengers in his truck.

Marion County sheriff’s deputies have charged Matthew Turner, 33, of Tunnelton with two felony counts of violating Erin’s Law, which deals with drivers who are involved in crashes that kill or injure someone and leave the scene of that collision.

Joshua Winters, a passenger in the front seat and Ricky Nelson Jr., a rear seat passenger were obviously gravely injured, but Turner left the scene without helping either of them, according to criminal complaints filed against Turner.

Turner is being held in the North Central Regional Jail with bail set at $300,000.

UPDATE (10/4/18 at 3:15 p.m.):

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department is searching for the driver of a pickup truck involved in an Thursday morning accident, which resulted in the death of two of his passengers.

Deputies are searching for the driver of a pickup truck that crashed into a tree on Husky Highway near Mannington around 8 a.m. Thursday. The driver is believed to be Matthew Turner, of Preston County, according to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Riffle. 

Ricky Nelson and Joshua Winters, also of Preston County, were killed in the accident and pronounced dead on scene, Riffle said.

A third passenger was injured in the accident and taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital, Riffle said.

Riffle said a warrant has been issued for Turner’s arrest for failure to render aid.

If you have any information on Turner’s whereabouts, contact the Marion County Sheriff Department at 304-367-5300.


Two people died following an accident in Marion County Thursday morning.

The single vehicle accident took place around 8 a.m. near the 8000 block of Husky Highway, according to Marion County 911 officials.

911 officials say two people died on scene. One person was taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital by ground transport. 

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department, Marion County Rescue Squad and Mannington Volunteer Fire Department responded on scene.

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