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Amber Alert

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Big rig's flatbed snaps, kills motorist

Investigators are trying to determine why a tractor-trailer's flatbed broke apart, causing an accident that killed one person and injured two others.McDowell County Sheriff's Deputy J.R. England said a 6-foot to 8-foot piece of the flatbed snapped, flew across U.S. 52 and hit a pickup truck.

England said the pickup's driver, a 46-year-old Mingo County man, died at the scene of Tuesday's accident. Two passengers, the man's wife and son, were taken to Charleston Area Medical Center.

England said the wife was in critical condition Wednesday. He did not know the son's condition.

The victims were not identified pending notification of relatives.Source