Officials release name of man killed in accident at WV state park

The name of the person that died in an accident at Beech Fork State Park has been released.

According to the WVDNR, Stephen T. Childers, 25, of Barboursville died in the accident.

About 2 p.m. Tuesday, Childers was on a riding lawnmower near a bank at the Four Coves campground section of the park in Wayne County when he apparently lost control and went into the water.

According to the park superintendent, no campers were around when the accident happened. By the time emergency crews arrived to the scene -- it was too late.

Childers starting working at the park on May 9.


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