Police Identify WV Women Killed in Crash Near New River Gorge Bridge

Police have identified two elderly women who were killed in a weekend wreck near the New River Gorge Bridge.

Fayette County Sheriff Steve Kessler says 81-year-old Beckley residents Helen Crookshanks and Gracie Comer were killed last Saturday when the car they were in was hit by a minivan.

Kessler says the car apparently was trying to cross the southbound lanes of U.S. 19 to enter a campground when it was struck. He says the minivan's driver tried to avoid the collision.

The minivan's driver wasn't identified. It's unclear which victim was driving the car.

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