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Family and friends mourn woman killed in crash

Published: Nov. 23, 2021 at 7:32 PM EST
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UPDATE 11/24/21 @ 6 p.m.

MASON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A woman died Tuesday evening in a head-on crash on state Route 2 in the Gallipolis Ferry area, West Virginia State Police say.

Mallory Greenlee, 37, of Gallipolis Ferry, was pronounced dead at the scene, troopers say.

Sgt. Joe Finnicum said the call came in around 5:45 p.m.

State Police say Greenlee was in her Chevrolet Impala, traveling south, when she collided head-on with a van heading north.

The driver of the van was flown to a hospital in Huntington.

State Police say it’s believed one of the vehicles crossed the center line but are not saying which yet.

Traffic on Route 2 was shut down three hours as the scene was processed. One lane re-opened shortly before 9 p.m.

State Police say they’re not aware of any witnesses.

A man working nearby heard the crash and said it sounded like a bomb.

LaDonna Carr is a family friend of Greenlee. She was shocked by the news.

“Just sadness. I mean, I know her mom very, very well. I’m best friends with her aunt, and we’ve just had a lot of tragedy in our little community,” Carr said.

Carr says her children grew up around Greenlee and those memories have weighed heavy on her heart.

“In the summer, they were always together playing, jumping on the trampoline, swimming, riding bikes and such. I probably haven’t thought of a lot of those memories for many years and they’ve just been rolling through my mind,” Carr said.

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ORIGINAL STORY

MASON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A traffic accident Tuesday evening has closed part of state Route 2 in the Gallipolis Ferry area, Mason County 911 dispatchers say.

The crash was reported around 5:45 p.m. in the area of Huntington Road.

Dispatchers say it involved two vehicles.

Our crew at the scene said traffic is backed up for miles and also reported one car on its top off the side of the roadway.

There is no word at this time about the extent of injuries involved.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.

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