The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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September 27, 2011

Leslie man dies in wreck



A Greenbrier County man died as a result of a single-car motor vehicle accident Saturday night on W.Va. 20 in Leslie.

Louis L. White, 40, of Leslie, was dead at the scene. Authorities determined White lost control of his 2002 Chevrolet Silverado, driving off the right side of the northbound lane around 10 p.m., according to a news release provided by the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department.

It appeared White tried to correct the steering, re-entered the highway and traveled off the southbound lane, then flipped onto the passenger side of the vehicle, the release added. The vehicle struck two separate houses as White lost control.

Cpl. Joshua J. Martin responded to the scene. White was pronounced dead with apparent head injuries, the release said.

White was not wearing a seatbelt, the release says, and officials believe alcohol may have been a contributing factor, the release added. Toxicology reports will be obtained at a later time.

White appeared to be the sole occupant of the vehicle. No other injuries were reported, the release said. Cpl. J.K. Cooper of the West Virginia State Police assisted, along with Quinwood EMS and Fire Department.

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