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Victims identified in fatal Cabell County accident

BARBOURSVILLE,W.Va.– Barboursville police have identified the victims of a deadly two-vehicle crash on I-64 from Tuesday night.

Emily Schoening, 18, of Cincinnati, OH, lost control of her car headed west on the interstate near the Huntington Mall exit at about 8 p.m., investigators said.

Accident scene Tuesday night in Barboursville closed I-64 for most of the night.
Accident scene Tuesday night in Barboursville closed I-64 for most of the night.

Schoening’s car hydroplaned causing her to cross the median and strike another car headed eastbound head on.  The impact killed Schoening instantly, police said.

The driver of the second car, Jerrold Williams, 48, of Cottageville died on the way to  a Huntington hospital.  A woman in the car with Williams remained in critical condition Wednesday morning at Cabell Huntington Hospital.  Police said a nine-month-old child, who was also in Williams’ car, suffered a broken leg.

The investigation into the crash continues.

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