‘This isn’t about politics, it’s about families’: Police cars auction to raise money for the victims
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The Alliance Auto Auction in West Virginia is raising money for families of victims of the deadly West Virginia gas explosion, which killed 11 people and injured dozens more.
The event in Morgantown was held on Monday and Tuesday and raised more than $100,000 for the West Virginia Gas Safety Trust, according to an auction flyer posted on Facebook.
The gas explosion occurred on Aug. 23, 2015, in a nearby industrial park where a trailer truck filled with natural gas exploded.
The truck driver, William Daugherty, was charged with first-degree murder, and police have said he was driving drunk.
On Thursday, police said Daugbery was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and arson.
The Justice Department said on Friday that Daugberys’ arrest was not related to the gas explosion.
The auction event raised money for West VirginiaGas Safety Trust.
The auction began at 10 a.m. with a $1,000 donation from Daugyer.
The following day, the auctioneer posted an online “Ask Me Anything” session where he said he could “no longer answer questions about the West VA Gas Safety Task Force,” but he was able to provide answers to questions from the community.
According to the auction flyer, the proceeds from the sale of the police cars are going to help the West Virginian gas safety trust.
An online fundraiser has been set up to help fund the funeral costs for Daugyres family.
It’s the latest auction in the ongoing West Virginia explosion controversy.
On Wednesday, a West Virginia family lost their dog when the family’s SUV was destroyed by a bomb.
The family, who live in Westfield, is also seeking damages for the gas blast.
More than 200,000 people attended the Westfield Auction, which was held at the Westbury Community Center.
Alyssa Kann, executive director of Westfield’s Community Development Corporation, said the Westtown auction was an opportunity for the community to come together to help each other.
The Alliance Auto Auction in West Virginia is raising money for families of victims of the deadly West Virginia gas…