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Va. woman dies in Morgan County crash

November 14, 2007

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - A 78-year-old Leesburg, Va., woman was killed Tuesday morning in a head-on collision with a tractor-trailer south of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia State Police in Berkeley Springs said.

Ella Mabel Kendall was pronounced dead at the scene. She was driving north on U.S. 522 in Morgan County, W.Va., in a 2007 Honda Civic when her car crossed the center line into the path of a 2000 Freightliner at about 7:23 a.m., police said in a news release. The vehicles came to rest in a drainage ditch on the western edge of the road, police said.

The truck driver was taken to Winchester (Va.) Medical Center for injuries.

The accident occurred just north of Allemong Road, police said. U.S. 522 was shut down for about four hours while police investigated the accident and cleared vehicles and debris from the road.

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