UPDATE: Dec. 8, 2022, 11:17 a.m.

John Marshall High School Head Principal Cassie Porter released this statement Thursday morning about the student’s death:

“The John Marshall High School Family is deeply saddened by the passing of one of our students. We send our condolences to the family and friends during this difficult time.”

John Marshall High School Head Principal Cassie Porter


MARSHALL COUNTY, W.Va. (WTRF) — Bill Helms, Marshall County Sheriff, reports to 7News that at approximately 5:37 p.m. there was a fatal accident involving two riders on dirt bikes.

Charles Donnely, 40, and a 16-year-old student at John Marshall High School, both of Moundsville, were riding dirt bikes around 1328 Viola Road in Wheeling and crashed.

At this time there is no evidence of drugs or alcohol involved in the crash.

Police are still investigating, please stay with 7News as more details come available.