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One killed, another injured in Fayette County crash


FAYETTE COUNTY (WVVA) - A Summers County man has been killed and a Fayette County man injured in a two-vehicle accident on Route 61.

Crews responded to the scene near Camp Branch Road at 2:23 p.m. Tuesday. Upon arrival one driver -- identified as a 69-year-old male from Summers County -- was pronounced dead at the scene.

His name has not been released at this time.

The driver of the second vehicle -- 53-year-old Jeffrey Hilewitz of Cannelton -- was airlifted to Charleston Area Medical Center.

His condition is unknown at this time.

Investigators say it appears the vehicle driven by Hilewitz crossed the center line, striking the other vehicle head on.

Route 61 was closed for more than one hour while crews cleared the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

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