COAL MOUNTAIN, W.Va. — A Putnam County man was killed in a Thursday afternoon traffic accident on U.S. Route 60 in western Kanawha County.

Kanawha County sheriff’s deputies said Timothy Fox, 52 of Black Betsy, was a passenger in a pick-up truck being driven by his wife, 42-year-old Melinda Fox at about 3 p.m. on Coal Mountain about a quarter of a mile from the Putnam County line. Deputies said Fox, believed to be traveling at a high rate of speed, went off the road to the right, back into traffic to the left and then back off the road on the right where the truck hit an embankment and overturned.

Timothy Fox was pronounced dead at the scene. Melinda Fox was trapped in the wreckage. She was later taken to CAMC General.

Sheriff’s deputies are continuing their investigation.


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  • Silas Lynch

    I live on Browns Creek that enters 60 where this tragedy happened and I have no way of knowing in this instance but I know "bicyclist" that we "share the road" with are a constant hazard during the warm months along this stretch.

  • Jeff Tuttle

    Sad to hear a old friend Tim has passed!! Prayers to his family.
    RIP Timmy!!