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Victim Identified in Clendenin Crash

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UPDATE: 5/19/2017 1:25 p.m.

The Kanawha County Sheriff's Department has released the identity of the person killed in an accident in Clendenin late last night.

At roughly 12:30 a.m., a car crash was reported to dispatchers near Youngstown Road in Clendenin.

According to the release, a small pickup truck ran off the road before striking an embankment and striking a tree.

The driver was identified as Jacob David Belcher, 37, of Indiana. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The passenger has been identified of Heather Leigh Putz, 31, of Indiana, who was transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

Police say alcohol and speed may have been factors in the crash.

The accident remains under investigation.

ORIGINAL: 

According to Kanawha County Dispatchers, one person is dead an another injured after an accident in Clendenin. 

The crash happened along Youngstown Drive around 12:30 AM Friday morning. Dispatchers tell 13 News one person was thrown from the vehicle, the other was trapped inside and later taken to a nearby hospital.

Kanawha County Sheriffs Deputies, Kanawha County EMS and the Clendenin Fire Department responded. No names are being released at this time. 

Stay with 13 News for the latest developments.

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