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Benefit planned for Greenbrier Co. crash victims


LEWISBURG, W. Va (WVVA)-- A concert and auction scheduled for Sunday, March 10 will benefit a family devastated by a fatal car accident.

The accident happened three weeks ago on Stonehouse Road in Lewisburg. Ann Witt, age 63, and her great-granddaughter Shaelynn Morris, age 3, were killed when a vehicle in which they were traveling hit a tree.

Three others were also hospitalized in the accident.

Police said speed was a factor, but the driver of the car has not yet been determined.

Now, family and friends come together to support the family as they move forward with a benefit concert and live auction from 12-6 March 10 at the Lewisburg Armory. The armory is located on North 219 close to the Greenbrier Valley Airport.

Kelly Wills, a friend of the Witt family, said she helped organize the event.

"I think it will just ease a little of their burden," she said.

Entry into the show costs $10, and concessions will also be sold. 100% of the proceeds go straight to the family in need, she said.

"Having to pay for two funerals, and trying to travel to and from the hospital to take care of the loved ones that are still there [is a lot]," said Wills. "We just wanted to help them any way we can."

Bands performing at the event include Ridin' Hard Bluegrass, The Half Bad Bluegrass Band, and the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys. Members of Ridin' Hard Bluegrass are actually members of the affected family.

To view WVVA's previous report on the deadly accident, click here.

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