Wreck claims B-UHS junior

QUEENS — A Buckhannon-Upshur High School junior was killed in a wreck Sunday evening after being ejected when the vehicle she was driving rolled over and crashed.

The driver, Jenna Davis, 16, was deceased upon arrival, according to Senior Trooper P.J. Robinette with the Buckhannon detachment of the West Virginia State Police.

Two passengers in the vehicle, both juveniles, were taken to Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital — one with a broken arm and one with minor injuries.

The wreck occurred about 7:15 p.m. three to four miles out the Cutright Chapel Road in Queens, according to Robinette.

Upshur County EMS, Washington District Volunteer Fire Company and Ellamore Volunteer Fire Department also responded.

The cause of the crash remained under investigation but Robinette did say there were no signs of drugs or alcohol.

“I will know more when I talk to the other passengers,” Robinette said late Monday afternoon.

The state trooper said he also needed to examine the vehicle, a Toyota Corolla, again to see if it could be determined if Davis was wearing a seatbelt.

B-UHS principal Eddie Vincent said Davis was a good student in college prep classes and a big part of the Future Farmers of America program.

“It’s a tough situation today for teachers, students and really everybody,” he said. “It’s been difficult. Upshur County Schools has a crisis response team that is really helping us through the day. Dr. Stankus and Jodie Akers sent up a lot of help for us and we have them set up in the auditorium with Community Care of West Virginia and Appalachian. They are working with the kids and staff trying to get us through the day.”

The South Buckhannon Mission Church opened their doors Monday evening at 7 p.m. for a time of remembrance and prayer.


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