Funeral arrangements set

Local - 5/7/2013 9:20 AM by Nadine Grimley
Funeral arrangements were set for a Welch Police Officer killed in an ATV accident over the weekend.

Shaun Wellman, 32, was pronounced dead Sunday at CAMC, two days after the accident on Belcher Mountain.  Wellman had served several stints with the police department.  He was back for about a year after working as a coal miner and for the McDowell County Sheriff's Department. 

Wellman's funeral will start at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the Fanning Funeral Home in Welch.


WELCH - A Welch police officer was killed in an ATV accident on Belcher Mountain over the weekend.

Welch Police Chief Eugene Muncy confirmed that Officer Shaun Wellman, 32, of Big Sandy, was injured late Friday night while riding with some friends on Belcher Mountain.  Wellman was airlifted to CAMC early Saturday morning, where he later died from his injuries.

State Police are investigating the crash. 


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