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UPDATE: Victims of accident near Iaeger identified

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Two people taken to the hospital after an accident on Rt. 80 near Iaeger, WV. Two people taken to the hospital after an accident on Rt. 80 near Iaeger, WV.
IAEGER -

 Deputies in McDowell County are investigating a two vehicle accident that happened on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.  The crash happened at 1:55 p.m. on Route 80, just outside the city limits of Iaeger, WV.

Deputies arrived on the scene and closed down the road due to the seriousness of the accident.  The road remained closed hours later at 6 p.m., but was reopened by Wednesday morning. The driver and the passenger in the pickup truck were taken to the hospital as a result of the accident.  Joshua Payne, 34, of Avondale was driving the pickup.  He was flown to Cabell Huntington hospital where he remains in critical condition.  The passenger in the truck was Ashley Payne, 18, of Bradshaw.  She was flown to Holston Valley Medical Center and also remains in critical condition.  

The Iaeger Fire Department responded to the scene and had to pull at least one person from their vehicle.  The accident is still under investigation.

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