CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — After months of investigation, an information has been filed against a Jefferson County man in the April 10th crash that claimed the life of Washington High School senior Alana Williams.

Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney Matthew Harvey recently filed an information in Jefferson County Circuit Court charging Eugene Wesley Weatherholt with negligent homicide:

The filing accuses Weatherholt of driving a vehicle in ‘reckless disregard for the safety of others’ causing the death of Alana G. Williams. Prosecutor Harvey talked about the exhaustive investigation that goes into a case:

Throughout the process, Harvey says he has been in contact with Alana’s family:

Harvey says Weatherholt is innocent until proven otherwise. He is set for arraignment at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 5, 2023, in the Jefferson County Circuit Court. Harvey wishes the charge could carry more weight:

Police were dispatched just before noon that morning to a multi-vehicle accident at the intersection of Route 9 and Oak Lee Drive in Ranson.

Among the vehicles involved, a 2004 Toyota Rav 4 driven by Williams and a 2008 Ford F350 pickup driven by Weatherholt, of Harpers Ferry.

Williams was transported to the hospital, where she succumbed to the injuries sustained in the accident.