Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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February 1, 2014

Three transported to hospitals following three-vehicle wreck

IAEGER — Traffic on U.S. Route 52 on Johnny Cake Mountain just north of Iaeger was blocked for about 90 minutes on Friday afternoon while three people were transported to regional hospitals following a three-vehicle wreck.

At about 12:15 p.m., Stalie Queen, 63, of Justice, was traveling south in her 2010 Mazda on U.S. 52 when Connie Laney, 55, of Isaban, who was traveling north on Rt. 52, attempted to make a left turn into the parking lot of a Iaeger area feed store, according to Sgt., C.F. Kane, detachment commander of the Welch Detachment, West Virginia State Police.

“Ms. Laney attempted to turn left, crossed into the southbound lane and into the path of Ms. Queen and their vehicles collided,” Kane said. “Ms. Laney was driving a 2008 Chevy two-door.” He said that the impact of the collision propelled the Mazda into a 2007 Chevy pickup truck that was parked in the feed store parking lot.

“The driver of the pickup truck, Roy Dawson, 72, along with his two passengers, Gary Motes, 50, and Teddy Bailey, 41, all of the Iaeger area, were standing outside of the pickup truck. Mr. Motes and Mr. Bailey were both knocked down.”

Kane said that Laney was transported by STAT Ambulance Service to Logan General Hospital, and that Motes and Bailey were both transported to Welch Community Hospital by McDowell Ambulance Authority. He said that members of the Iaeger Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene and that Hanover Wrecker Service cleared the wrecked vehicles from the highway.

Kane did not know the condition of the three persons injured in the crash. The case remains under investigation.

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