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Wheeling Fire Chief, Wife Involved in Motorcycle Accident

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WHEELING, W.Va -

The victims in a motorcycle accident that occurred in Belmont County on Sunday have been identified.

Wheeling Fire Chief Larry Helms and his wife are both in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries according to Wheeling Police and Fire Department spokesman Philip Stahl.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says Chief Helms was driving his motorcycle along US 40, headed westbound, when a car going eastbound, turned left at a light, hitting the motorcycle.

Lt James Faunda says it's extremely fortunate both Chief Helms and his wife were wearing their helmets, that it saved their lives.

Charges are expected against the driver who hit them.

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