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UPDATE: Victims identified in fatal accident near Putnam County, WV line

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UPDATE:

The two victims in the vehicle accident on U.S. Route 60 were identified as 52-year-old Timothy Fox and 42-year-old Melinda Fox, both husband and wife from Black Betsy, in Putnam County.

According to a news release issued by the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office, Melinda Fox was driving a 2000 Ford Ranger, with Timothy Fox in the passenger seat, traveling east on U.S. Route 60, and went off to the right, then left into oncoming traffic, and then off the roadway into an embankment, causing the vehicle to overturn.

The news release said that both Melinda and Timothy Fox were trapped, however, Timothy Fox was pronounced dead at the scene.  Melinda Fox was taken to Charleston Area Medical Center's General Division for treatment.  The extent of her injuries are not yet known.

The investigation is ongoing, however, according to the news release, physical evidence at the scene indicated that speed was a contributing factor to the accident.

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UPDATE:

According to dispatchers, U.S. Route 60 was re-opened.

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ORIGINAL:

Police are on the scene of a vehicle accident in which one person died west of St. Albans, WV.

According to dispatchers, the accident happened at 2:58 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the area of Cartland Lane and MacCorkle Avenue Southwest on U.S. Route 60 in the area of Coal Mountain, which is near the Kanawha and Putnam county line.

Dispatchers say a truck rolled over, entrapping two people, in which one was killed. The victim's names are not yet known.  The severity of the other person's injuries are not yet known.

No other injuries have been reported.

U.S. Route 60 in the area of the accident is shut down. The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office are on the scene.

We have a crew headed to the scene.