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Victim ID’d in fatal wreck near Marmet

By Staff reports

Wednesday’s fatal, two-car accident on W.Va. 61 near Marmet remains under investigation by the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Unit, but the victim’s name has been released.

Alexander Neophytou, 21, of South Charleston, was killed at about 9:30 a.m. after the car he was driving struck another car head-on, the sheriff’s department reported.

The driver and passenger in the second vehicle, a Jeep Wrangler, were injured and transported to the hospital.

The collision closed part of the highway for more than four hours on Wednesday.

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