Two Upshur teens killed in wreck

Two Upshur County teens were killed early Saturday morning in a fatal wreck that occurred along the Harrison-Marion county line, police said.

Dalton Tenney, 19, of French Creek, and Kaitlyn J. Hamilton, 17, also of Upshur County, died from injuries suffered during the one-vehicle wreck, which happened at about 3:48 a.m., Harrison County Sheriff Albert Marano said Monday.

Marano said Tenney, the driver, and Hamilton were traveling north on Interstate 79 in a 2002 Mitsubishi four-door Galant near mile marker 128, when Tenney lost control of the vehicle, which struck a guardrail and overturned several times.

Both teens were ejected from the vehicle.

Tenney died soon after the wreck, and Hamilton died Saturday evening, around 6 or 7 p.m., Marano said.

“We believe that speed may have been a factor,” Marano said.

Deputy Z.D. Hutson, the investigating officer, was assisted by Lt. P.B. McCarty. The Bridgeport Fire Department, Bridgeport Police Department and Harrison County EMS also responded to the scene.

Contact Katie Kuba by email at kkuba@theintermountain.com.