Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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September 7, 2010

AFTERNOON UPDATE: One dead in Route 52 in accident

BRAMWELL — The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating the cause of an accident that killed one motorist and severely injured two others on Route 52 north of Pinnacle Rock State Park around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Deputy W.E. Rose with the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department said the 27-year-old driver of a Hyundai Tiburon was pronounced dead on the scene while a 13-year-old juvenile and a 38-year-old female were transported to Bluefield Regional Medical Center with severe injuries.

Rose said the juvenile was suffering from broken elbows and internal injuries while the female was suffering from a severe leg fracture and possibly other injuries. After being transported to Bluefield Regional Medical Center, both subjects were then airlifted to another hospital. Rose said they were both “alert and talking” at the scene of the accident.

Route 52 was shut down between 6:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. while police and rescue services worked the accident.

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