UPDATE | 2 dead in Kanawha County crash; one name released

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KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) – UPDATE 2/28/19 @ 2 p.m.
More details have been released in a deadly head-on crash that killed two people Wednesday on U.S. 60 in Malden, including one of the victim's names.

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Brian Cook, 39, died in the crash, along with a juvenile whose name has not been released, West Virginia State Police say. Troopers say Cook and the juvenile were both passengers in the same car. The juvenile was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say the car was headed west when an eastbound pickup truck crossed the median and struck the car head-on. The crash happened around 4:40 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Jonquil Drive.

A woman driving the car is listed in critical condition, along with the driver of the truck and two passengers in that truck.

The cause of the crash hasn't been released at this time.

Keep checking the WSAZ App and WSAZ.com for the latest information.



UPDATE 2/27/19 @ 9:05 p.m.
U.S. 60 is back open Wednesday night near the scene of a deadly crash in Malden.

That two-vehicle accident claimed two people's lives and critically injured three others.

It happened just before 5 p.m. near the intersection of Jonquil Drive.

No names or details about how the crash happened have been released at this time.

Keep checking the WSAZ App and WSAZ.com for the latest information.



ORIGINAL STORY 2/27/19
Two people are confirmed dead Wednesday evening in a two-vehicle crash in Malden, Metro 911 dispatchers say.

Three others were taken to the hospital with critical injuries, according to our crew at the scene.

The crash was reported just before 5 p.m. at U.S. 60 and Jonquil Drive. All lanes were reported closed in that area during the investigation.

Crews from the Malden Volunteer Fire Department, Kanawha County EMS, the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department and West Virginia State Police are on the scene.

Keep checking the WSAZ App and WSAZ.com for the latest information.