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One Person Dead, One Injured In Dump Truck Accident In McDowell County

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AVONDALE (WOAY) – Emergency officials were called to the scene of a deadly accident near Ieager in Avondale Wednesday afternoon.

On 02-27-2018 at around 7 pm the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle accident on Rt. 80 near Iaeger in Avondale.

Upon arrival the Deputy found the driver to be deceased on the scene and the passenger was flown to Pikeville Medical Center. Next of Kin have been notified and the Driver was a Franklin Wallace and Passenger was a Mellissa Wallace both from Tazewell Va.

The vehicle involved was a Tandem Gravel Truck (dump truck) the vehicle appeared to have lost control and both occupants were ejected.

This was a single vehicle accident and no other vehicles were involved. The accident is still under investigation



Tyler Barker

Tyler is the Chief Meteorologist & Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. You can find him weekdays at 5, 6, and 11 pm on WOAY-TV. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at tbarker@woay.com


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