Knoxville woman killed in West Virginia crash


GHENT, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia State Police say a Tennessee woman died and four other people were injured when an SUV going the wrong way hit a car head-on on the West Virginia Turnpike.

State police Sgt. J.A. Alexander tells media outlets that the accident occurred around noon Sunday near the Ghent toll booth in Raleigh County.

Alexander says an SUV driven by 43-year-old Rafael Herrera of Florida pulled off the highway near the toll booth. The SUV then re-entered the highway going north in a southbound lane.

Alexander says the SUV hit a car driven by Lisa McCormick of Knoxville, Tenn., head-on. McCormick was killed and three children in the car were injured. Herrera also was injured.

Sgt. M.A. Painter says Herrera is wanted in Pennsylvania on a charge of making terrorist threats.

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