An early morning accident Saturday claimed the life of a Fayette County woman.

The accident occurred just after 5:36 a.m. on W.Va. 61 near Ingram Branch in Fayette County.

According to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department, Fayetteville resident Melissa C. Settle, 40, was traveling north on W.Va. 61 when her 1993 Toyota pickup truck ran off the roadway and overturned.

Settle, who was ejected from the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene.

No further information was available Saturday.

The accident remains under investigation by Fayette Count Sheriff’s Deputy D.O. Bennett.

— E-mail: mjames@register-herald.com

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