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UPDATE: Police Investigating Nitro Crash, Woman Dies in Hospital From Injuries

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 2/16/13 @ 8:45 p.m.
NITRO, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Police in Nitro and St. Albans are looking for answers about the crash Friday night that slowed traffic for hours and caused the death of one woman.

Two cars collided on Route 25 near the I-64 entrance in Nitro around 8 p.m. Police say Cuba Lambert, 69, had to be cut out of the car and later died at the hospital from her injuries. Two others were taken to the hospital and are expected to be okay.

Chief Brian Oxley of the Nitro Police Department said his force is working closely with St. Albans police, who are reconstructing the crash. They are using black-box information from the cars involved to determine whether one or both of the cars involved was speeding, or if there were other reasons for the crash.

"Right now we know that alcohol was not a factor. We also know that weather was not a factor," Oxley said. "Due to us doing the full reconstruction, we will hopefully have some more information once the details of the reconstruction come out."

Charges could be filed, depending on what police find out from the investigation.

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UPDATE 2/16/13 @ 9:00 a.m.
NITRO, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- One person has died following a crash in Nitro, Friday night.

Nitro police say Cuba Lambert, 69, from Poca, died in the hospital.

The crash happened just before 8 p.m. on Route 25 at the I-64 ramp.

Police say the driver of a car hit the side of another car.

The driver in the first car was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Lambert was in the car that was hit. Firefighters had to cut the car open to get her, the driver and another passenger out. The driver and the other passenger are now in stable condition.

The crash remains under investigation.

Police say alcohol was not involved and weather was not a factor.

Charges could be filed depending on the outcome of the investigation.

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ORIGINAL STORY 2/15/13
NITRO, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A car accident closed the 4300 block of 1st Avenue for about an hour Friday night, Nitro Police say.

Four people were in a car that crashed just before 8:30 p.m. Friday.

There was no word on the victims’ injuries or what caused the wreck. Only the one car was involved.

Additional details were unavailable Friday night.


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