LINCOLN COUNTY, WV. (THECOUNT) — Frank Early, a Herbert Hoover High School student athlete, who graduated last Monday, has been identified as the victim in a Friday night fatal vehicle crash in Lincoln County.

Early, 18, was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Griffithsville Friday night.


According to reports, Early was operating a vehicle on Garrett’s Bend Road near Griffithsville, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 7:15 p.m. Friday. The vehicle then made contact with a substantial tree.

Early, a Herbert Hoover Football player, was killed in the crash.

He was among the seniors who graduated from the school on Monday.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Lincoln County is a county in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,720. Its county seat is Hamlin. The county was created in 1867 and named for Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln County is part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.