W.VA. hunter killed in unusual campsite accident

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WHARTON, W.VA (AP)- West Virginia State Police say a hunter was killed after he and a fellow hunter built a fire and the heat broke apart an overhanging boulder, tumbling on the hunter.

Senior Trooper G.S. Walter said in a statement that that death occurred Monday afternoon, the start of the buck firearms season in the state.

Walter said 25-year-old Donnie Barker III died at the scene in a wooded area in Boone County, in southern West Virginia. Walter said the fellow hunter, 19-year-old Steven Lee Setser, was injured but managed to make it to a relative’s house for assistance.

Setser was taken to Charleston Area Medical Center General Hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening.

Walter says the men had started the fire under the boulder to seek heat.

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