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UPDATE: Woman killed in Fayette County accident identified

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Laura Self Laura Self

OAK HILL (WVVA) - A woman was killed in a single-vehicle accident in Fayette County Thursday morning.

The crash occurred around 10:15 a.m. on Pea Ridge Road outside Oak Hill.

According to the Fayette County Sheriff's Department, the car being driven by Laura Self lost traction on an icy driveway and began sliding. When Self opened the door of the vehicle she apparently fell or was thrown out of the vehicle. The vehicle then rolled over, trapping her underneath.

Self was pronounced dead at the scene.

Self had worked for the past several months as a dispatcher with Fayette County 911. 

Sheriff Steve Kessler said the crash was especially difficult considering Self's profession.

"Fatal accidents are always difficult," Kessler said "But it's particularly difficult when it's one of our own -- someone that we work with on a daily basis."

The accident remains under investigation.

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