Jackson Newspapers - Ripley, WV
  • Storm-related crash claims Ripley woman

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  • KENNA - A Ripley woman died Thursday of injuries sustained in a storm-related, single-vehicle crash off Route 34 near Kenna Elementary School.
    Kelsey Ray, 23, of Ripley, was the driver of a northbound 1997 Buick Skylark, which investigators believe hydroplaned while traveling downhill on Route 34 about one-half mile south of the Kenna school in a heavy thunderstorm just after 4 p,m.
    The vehicle veered off the roadway and slammed into a tree.
    Ray was transported to CAMC General, but expired.
    Trooper W.F. Donohoe II of the West Virginia State Polcie detachment at Ripley investigated.
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