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Accident Update
11/7/2018
 
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Charges have officially been filed against a man involved in a deadly wrong-way crash back in May. Police say Chase Turner was the driver of the truck that crashed into Olivia Red on Route 219. This comes after a lengthy investigation, both men accusing each other of driving. After a months-long investigation, police said they've determined Turner was the driver and he is now facing a slew of charges including homicide by vehicle. Police said Turner, from West Virginia, and his passenger, a man from Texas, were drinking at a local bar prior to the accident. Police said the two men then left and began traveling southbound in the northbound lanes when the truck they were in struck a Toyota Camry with Olivia Red and another passenger inside. Red died at the hospital. According to the complaint, police said Turner told authorities he was in the backseat during the crash. Police said he told them another man from the bar was driving and took off after the crash. A Gallikers Dairy truck was driving on 219 during the crash and the driver said he witnessed it happen, but did not see another man leave the scene, according to police. Police said after several interviews with the two men involved and an accident reconstruction team completing their investigation, police determined based on Turner's injuries he was behind the wheel during the crash. Turner is awaiting his preliminary hearing.
  
 
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