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Deputies Release Name Of Man Killed In Big Chimney Wreck

Reported by: Send eMail Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Nov. 13, 2013 8:06 AM EST
Updated: Nov. 13, 2013 6:18 PM EST

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Big Chimney , Kanawha County , West Virginia

Kanawha County sheriff's deputies have released the name of a man who was killed after he was ejected during a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 79 near Big Chimney.

James Hoover of Big Chimney died from injuries he sustained in the wreck that occurred about 8 a.m., according to a news release from the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office. A 13-year-old male was trapped inside the wreckage until crews from the Clendenin and Pinch volunteer fire departments were able to extricate him from the vehicle, the sheriff's office said. He was taken by the Kanawha County Ambulance Authority medics to Charleston Area Medical Center General Hospital, where he was in critical, but stable condition.

Deputies said Hoover was traveling north in his car when he lost control on the bridge crossing the Little Sandy Creek. The vehicle struck a concrete wall, then went onto the wall and traveled along it before falling over the concrete barrier. Black ice may have been a contributing factor, the sheriff's office said.

The deputy who responded to the wreck was investigating another crash in the same area when the fatal accident occurred.




Emergency crews were responding to a report of a deadly accident Wednesday involving a single vehicle in Kanawha County.

The crash was reported about 8 a.m. along Interstate 79 South near the Big Chimney exit, a 911 dispatcher said. The single vehicle reportedly rolled over on its side, killing one person and trapping another individual inside, the dispatcher said. Crews were able to extricate the individual who was trapped and that person was taken to the hospital, Metro 911 said.

Kanawha County deputies, Kanawha County medics and the Pinch Volunteer Fire Department all responded to the scene.

Eyewitness News has a crew on the scene. Keep checking wchstv.com for updates.



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