An investigation continues into a weekend crash near Gilbert that left one person dead and three others injured, police said.

Krystian Harris, 18, of Wharncliffe, was killed in the wreck.

Police said the crash occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. Saturday when the driver of the car, Brandon Cook, 22, of Gilbert, lost control at Sprattsville and the vehicle he was driving ultimately rolled down the embankment and into the nearby Gyandotte River.

MCSD Deputy Blake Sipple, who along with Deputy Max Mounts, continues to investigate the crash, said besides Harris and Cook there were three other passengers between the ages 18 and 22 also traveling in the vehicle.

Sipple said two of the more seriously hurt were transported to CAMC in Charleston and treated for their injuries.

Cook was transported to nearby Logan General and treated for what appeared to be a broken leg, he added.

The current conditions of the two passengers transported to CMAC, as well as that of Cook, were uncertain as of press time, Sipple said.

“They had started out in the Justice area and were driving on U.S. 52 coming toward Gilbert when the driver hit the ditch line and then crossed back over the road and jumped the guardrail,” he said.  “The car then rolled down over the embankment and landed on its top in the river, which resulted in the death of the female passenger.”

Sipple said the ongoing investigation has not yet determined as to whether drugs or alcohol might have been a determining factor in the crash.

Anyone having additional information that could help with the investigation should call the MCSD at, (304) 235-0300, Sipple added.

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