Hurricane, West Virginia – On Tuesday April 24th a chain reaction crash, in Hurricane, West Virginia took the life of a former Lake Wales young man.
The Hurricane Police chief says three cars and five people were involved in the accident.
Alexsander Lawson, 29, currently of St. Albans and formally of Lake Wales, died in the crash, police say. He was a passenger in a car driven by his roommate Donovan Tyler Short who is in critical condition, according to police.
Police say both men were in a car rear-ended by a truck
Officers explained that it was a chain-reaction crash. The driver of a truck rear-ended a car. That car then rear-ended the car in front of it.
The driver of the first car that was hit was slowing down for construction, according to police. The driver of the truck reportedly didn’t notice the slowdown and crashed into the other car.
Investigators are still working to figure out how fast the truck was going.
The truck driver did not have serious injuries and was not taken to the hospital.
In the second car that was hit, an elderly couple had minor injuries.
Alex grew up in South Lake Wales for a good part of his life. He was an outgoing young man with an infectious smile. He grew up with his sister and mom on Harrison St.
According to news reports from the area Alex moved up to West Virginia three years ago.