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Martinsburg woman killed in crash on W.Va. 9

February 11, 2013

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Martinsburg woman was killed Sunday evening in a single-vehicle crash on W.Va. 9 east of Martinsburg, West Virginia State Police said in a news release.

Elizabeth Ann Putman, 56, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which was reported at 7:07 p.m., police said.

Putman was the front-seat passenger in a Kia Sportage driven by Andrea Irene Hawkins, 20, which was traveling eastbound on W.Va. 9 near Opequon Lane, police said. The vehicle veered to the right and went off the south side of the roadway, struck a guardrail and came to rest on the shoulder of the road, the release said.

Hawkins was taken to City Hospital in Martinsburg for examination, police said.

The rear-seat passenger, Michael Howell, 31, of Ranson, W.Va., was not injured, according to the release.

The crash remains under investigation, police said.

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