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UPDATE: 2 Dead Following Route 50 Accident in Harrison County

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The Harrison County Sheriff's Department has released the names of three people involved in a fatal vehicle crash that happened just before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday on Route 50 near Lower Dog Run.

Harrison County Sheriff Albert Marano identified the two people that died as a result of the crash as Samuel H. Slaubaugh, 39 of Eglon, and Gilbert M. Bowman, 26 of Aurora.

Sheriff Marano said Virginia L. Burton, 69, of Salem was driving a 2000 Ford F150 west on Route 50 when the truck ran off the road to the left, traveled into the median, and went back onto Route 50 west. It then hit a guard rail before traveling back into the median where the truck went air-born and landed in the eastbound lane, hitting a 2009 Subaru Forester, which was occupied by Slaubaugh and Bowman. After hitting the Subaru, Burton's truck flipped over the guardrail and traveled approximately 50 ft. over an embankment.

Burton was transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital in fair condition, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

The Harrison County Sheriff's Department is still investigating.

Update:

The Harrison County Sheriff's Department said a pick-up truck traveling east on Route 50 crossed the median hitting a car traveling westbound before rolling over the embankment Wednesday night. 

Two Air Evac Medical Teams out of Wetzel County were called to the scene.  Deputies have confirmed that this accident has resulted in two fatalities.  There's no word on the condition of the driver of the pick-up truck.  

This accident is still under investigation by the Harrison County Sheriff's Department. There's no word on what caused the crash.

Route 50 has since reopened, according to authorities.


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First responders are at the scene of a vehicle crash on Route 50 eastbound near Dog Run Road in Harrison County.

It happened just before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. A medical helicopter and a medical examiner have been called to the scene, according to Harrison County 911.

The road is closed while crews clear the scene.