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UPDATE: Victim identified in McDowell County crash

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Deputies in McDowell County are investigating a fatal crash involving a gravel truck.

The single-vehicle wreck happened around 7:00 p.m. Tuesday on Route 80 in the Avondale area. Deputies say the gravel truck went into a ditch, struck an embankment, then traveled back on the road into a creek at the intersection of Grapevine Hollow Road.

A man driving the gravel truck and a female passenger were both ejected. The man was pronounced dead on arrival. He's been identified as Franklin Wallace of Tazewell, Virginia. The female passenger was taken to Pikeville Medical Center for treatment. The extent of her injuries is not known. 

The cash remains under investigation.

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