Victims in fatal Jefferson County crash identified

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — The victims in last week’s deadly crash on Middleway Pike have been identified.

Jefferson County Sheriff Pete Dougherty said in a press release Amanda Bates, 35, and Tiffany Bates, 36, were in a passenger vehicle when a dump truck carrying gravel blew a tire and rolled on top of them.

Emergency responders extracted Amanda Bates from the vehicle after about 40 minutes.

She was airlifted to Winchester Medical Center.

An individual presumed to be Tiffany Bates was pronounced dead at the scene after being discovered roughly 15 minutes later.

Dougherty said an autopsy will be performed to assist in positive identification.

Amanda Bates is still listed as being in critical condition in Winchester Medical Center ICU.

A dog was also found alive within the debris of the passenger car and will require extensive surgeries.


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