The Evening Leader

2 die in car driven into WVa river, 1 dies attempting rescue

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SUTTON, W.Va. (AP) — An Ohio woman and child died after the woman drove her vehicle into a river in central West Virginia, and a volunteer firefighte­r died trying to save them, officials said.

The vehicle went into the Elk River in Braxton County, the West Virginia fire marshal’s office said.

A Gassaway volunteer firefighte­r, John D. Forbush, 24, heard the initial dispatch and responded, the agency said.

An investigat­ion by the Braxton County Sheriff’s Office determined that the woman intentiona­lly drove her vehicle into the river, and the case was ruled a murder-suicide, the fire marshal’s office said.

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