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Victim of fatal crash identified

Local - 3/5/2013 10:37 AM by Nadine Grimley

UPDATE: Police have released the name of the man killed in Monday night's fatal accident on the Turnpike.

Sgt. J.A. Alexander said that the victim was identified as Jarred Wellman, 22, of Beckley.  Troopers said that the crash happened around 6:25 p.m. near Ghent and that for an unknown reason Wellman's vehicle went off the road onto the gravel, reentered the Southbound lanes, flipped and landed on the driver's side which blocked both lanes of traffic.  Wellman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Turnpike State Police continue their investigation into the crash.

GHENT- One person has died following an accident on the turnpike in Raleigh County Monday night.

State Police say one person died as a result of a single vehicle rollover on the Interstate around 6:30pm Monday night in the Southbound lane just South of Ghent.The cause of the accident is under investigation and the the identity of the victim is not being released at this time.


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