Young Girl Dies After Vehicle Accident

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Eight-year-old Payden Farnsworth was the victim of a motor vehicle accident early Monday morning in Weston.
“This is a very tragic accident,” said Lewis County Board of Education member Debbie Clem. “As we mourn the loss of another student, it is a time for Lewis Countians to come together and keep Payden’s family, as well as Peterson Central students and staff in our thoughts and
prayers.”
At approximately 5:52 a.m., Jan. 30, Joshua Butcher was
driving a 2000 Lincoln Continental on Main Avenue near Pickens Auto, according to police.
The vehicle crashed over the embankment and was in the West Fork River. Payden was a passenger in the vehicle.
Both Payden and Butcher were transported to Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, where Payden was pronounced deceased.
According to the LC Sheriff’s Office Butcher said he turned left onto Main Ave. from East Sixth Street and he started to slide.
He then reportedly swerved to miss a truck. Butcher told officers that the next thing he remembered was being over the hill in the water.
He took off his seatbelt and crawled through the passenger side of the vehicle, and saw Payden. He was taking her to the hospital because she was complaining about an earache.
The vehicle was towed by Pickens Auto in Weston. Subway Restaurant on HWY 33 in Weston prepared food and has donated it to the family of Payden. Manager Sheila McCullough said, “I wanted to do something to help. I try to do that for someone local when there’s a death.”
Subway Restaurant on U.S. Highway 33 in Weston, prepared food and has donated it to the
family of Payden.
“I wanted to do something to help,” Manager Sheila McCullough said. “I try to do that for someone local when there’s a death.”


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