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Deputies Identify Woman Killed In Campbells Creek Car Accident

Reported: Jan. 17, 2014 2:55 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 17, 2014 5:11 PM EST
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CAMPBELLS CREEK, W.Va. (Bethany Simmons) - Kanawha County deputies released the name of a woman who died after a two-vehicle accident Friday.

Joanna Elam, 50, of Campbells Creek died of apparent injuries received in the crash, Corporal B. D. Humphreys said. Elam was not wearing a seat belt.

The accident happened about 1:45 p.m. Friday in the 600 block of Campbells Creek Drive. Humphreys said Elam was driving northbound, went off the roadway and into a ditch.

The roadway was closed for about two hours while rescue, recovery and the investigation continued. The roadway reopened about 4:15 p.m.




CAMPBELLS CREEK, W.Va. (Mamie Buoy, Bethany Simmons) - Police were investigating a deadly accident in Kanawha County.

Dispatchers said a pickup truck was traveling northbound near the 600 block of Campbells Creek Drive about 2 p.m., when it rolled over into a ditch.

A 911 dispatcher said the only person inside the truck was a woman, who was pronounced dead on the scene. The victim's name has not been released, pending family notification.

The roadway was shut down while police investigated.



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