HMWK Week 9

a. The Springfield police were called after two people were killed and another two injured Monday afternoon in a severe two-car crash.

The deceased James Westhaver, 55, and his wife Martha, 60, were killed when their car was hit by driver James West, 43. Witnesses told the police that West ran the red light at the intersection of Ninth and Elm street hitting the broadside of the Westhaver’s car. Their car flipped three times before finally hitting a light pole.

West incurred injuries as well consisting of a broken leg and a possible concussion. Samuel Blackwater, 32, a passenger in West’s car also suffered two broken arms and a broken nose. Both West and Blackwater are employed at the city Parks and Recreation Department.

The Westhavers were both well known individually throughout the community. James was the president of Merchants National Bank a company he worked for for 33 years. He was also the chairman of United Way, as well as treasurer for the Chamber of Commerce. Citizens of Springfield know Martha for her talk show that aired on KTGG.

The police issued West a ticket for careless and imprudent driving. James Taylor the prosecuting attorney said he would be conducting an investigation to determine if West would be charged with involuntary manslaughter.

b. A severe car crash occurred at the intersection of Ninth and Elm Monday afternoon killing two people and injuring another two.

The deceased James Westhaver, 55, and his wife Martha, 60, were killed when their car was hit by driver James West, 43. Witnesses told the police that West ran the red light at the intersection of Ninth and Elm street hitting the broadside of the Westhaver’s car. Both James and Martha are well known throughout the community.

West incurred injuries as well consisting of a broken leg and a possible concussion. Samuel Blackwater, 32, a passenger in West’s car also suffered two broken arms and a broken nose. Both West and Blackwater are employed at the city Parks and Recreation Department.

Police responded at 4:30 p.m. and called for an ambulance shortly after. They issued West a ticket for careless and imprudent driving. James Taylor the prosecuting attorney said he would be conducting an investigation to determine if West would be charged with involuntary manslaughter.

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