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UPDATE: Funeral arrangements set for officer killed in ATV crash

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WELCH, W.Va. (WVVA and AP) -- Funeral services will be held Thursday for a Welch police officer killed in an ATV accident.

Shaun Wellman, 32, was pronounced dead Sunday at Charleston Area Medical Center, two days after the accident while he was riding with friends on Belcher Mountain in McDowell County.

Wellman's funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Fanning Funeral Home in Welch.

State Police Trooper B.D. Gillespie in Welch says Wellman may have swerved to avoid hitting a dog that had run into his path.

Wellman had served several stints with the police department. He had been back for about a year after working as a coal miner.


WELCH (WVVA) - An ATV accident Friday night on Belcher mountain claimed the life of Welch Police Officer Shaun Wellman.

Officer Wellman was airlifted to Charleston area medical center early Saturday morning suffering from severe head trauma.

He later died as a result of his injuries on Sunday.

Those close to Officer Wellman say he always had a smile on his face and enjoyed sharing his love of music with others. 

Funeral arrangements for Officer Wellman are still being made at this time.

He leaves behind his wife Missy and a stepson.


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