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UPDATE: Man arrested after 5-year-old son dies in car wreck

Updated: May. 11, 2021 at 1:43 PM EDT
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MINERAL WELLS, W.Va. (WTAP) - A man is arrested after his 5-year-old son dies in a car wreck. Roy Tranter is charged with child neglect resulting in death. He was placed in the Wood County Holding Center pending an arraignment before a Wood County Magistrate. Tranter was the driver of the car.

Roy Tranter arrested and charged with child neglect resulting in death.
Roy Tranter arrested and charged with child neglect resulting in death.(wtap)

A crash has been reported on the 3600 block of Southern Highway in Mineral Wells.

According to the Wood County Sheriff’s Office, one fatality of a juvenile has been reported, and two people were transported to the hospital.

In addition to the Wood County Sheriff’s Office, the Mineral Wells and Lubeck Fire Departments, are on the scene, according to Wood County 911.

Ambulances from St. Joseph’s and Camden Clark hospitals are present, as well.

The road in the area has been closed.

WTAP has a reporter on the scene and will continue to provide additional updates as further information becomes available.

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