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Update: Sheriff confirms identity of woman in Leslie County fatal wreck

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Published: Oct. 12, 2019 at 3:53 PM EDT
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Update

The Leslie County Sheriff's department confirmed Melinda Whitehead from the Stinnett area died in the wreck.

The sheriff said both Whitehead and the man were outside the vehicle when they responded to the wreck.

The man was in critical condition when he was transported to the hospital.

The sheriff suspects the SUV's breaks failed while coming down the mountain.

Original Story

The Leslie County Sheriff's department confirmed a one car wreck on Glady Branch Rd. at 4:30 a.m. Saturday.

They say an SUV went over an embankment.

A man and a woman were inside the vehicle.

The sheriff's office said the woman died at the scene. The man was transported to the hospital. His condition is not known.

We will update this story when we receive more information.

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