Two hospitalized following alleged assault

Two people were sent to the hospital after an alleged assault ended in a car accident.

The Martin County Sheriff says they received a call around 3am of a man hitting a woman.

They found 18-year-old Leah VanHoose with injuries on her face, but the suspect, Steven Marcum, was gone.

They later found Marcum injured in a wreck on Route 3.

VanHoose was treated at Paul B. Hall Hospital in Paintsville.

Marcum was sent to Cabell-Huntington.

Police say assault charges are pending.

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