Police Identify Man Killed in Head-On Crash in Kanawha County

MILLIKEN, WV (WOWK) - One man has been killed after an early morning crash in Kanawha County.

The head-on crash was reported around 6:20 a.m. on Greenbrier Street near Capitol Flea Market .

According to the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office, 2 vehicles were involved and both drivers were trapped in the wreckage of their cars.  A gray Subaru Outback and a Blue Jeep Wrangler were in the roadway along with debris from both vehicles. 

KCSO says that when their deputy arrived, firefighters were still trying to remove the drivers from the vehicle.  Both drivers were transported to Charleston Area Medical Center’s General Division for treatment. 

KCSO's Reconstruction Expert concluded the Subaru drove into the opposite lane striking the Jeep.

KCSO interviewed the driver of the Jeep at the hospital and he told them he was traveling south on Greenbrier Street when the Subaru came toward him in his lane causing the crash.  The Subaru was being driven north on Greenbrier Street.

The driver of the Subaru, Joseph William Dustin, 20, of Saint Albans, WV was pronounced dead at the hospital at 8:26 a.m.  According to KCSO, Dustin died as an apparent result of his injuries, though an autopsy will be conducted and reveal the cause of death.

KCSO says that Subaru was reported stolen on December 4th, 2017 to the Nitro Police Department.  That investigation is ongoing through their office.

According to KCSO, there were no other passengers in the vehicles.

The road was shut down for about 3 hours while crews worked to clear the scene.


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