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UPDATE: Missing teen found safe following multi-vehicle accident

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A deputy with the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that a teenage girl, missing after a multi-vehicle accident, has been found safe.

Cpl. Flowers with the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office found 17-year-old Lindsey Bledsoe on Lee Street in Charleston on Monday, Feb. 18, sometime before 6 p.m.

Bledsoe's mother said they were reunited on Monday evening. The teen was taken to St. Francis hospital as a precaution.

As of Monday evening, no charges had been filed according to Kanawha County deputies.

Keep checking wowktv.com for updates.


A mother is pleading for her daughter's safe return following a multi-vehicle accident late Sunday night.

Lindsey Bledsoe has not been seen or heard from since the accident, according to her mother, Denise Stallard.

The Kanawha County Sheriff's Department said Bledsoe crashed her Volkswagen Beetle into an AEP truck along Route 817, in front of Impact Auto Body in Saint Albans.

That crash caused a chain-reaction involving four parked cars in front of the body shop.

The driver of the AEP truck said he was not injured.

Witnesses saw Bledsoe run from the scene towards Willis Lane.  

Authorities are worried she might need medical attention because she totaled the car she was driving.

Stallard said this is very out of character for her daughter.  She just wants her to return home.

"Just come home. It doesn't matter what's happened, what's not happened, what's been done, just come home. Come home where it's safe," she said.

Call the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department if you know where Bledsoe is at 304-357-0169.



Kanawha County deputies are searching for Lindsey Bledsoe, 17, who they say caused a collision involving six cars late Sunday night.

Deputies said Bledsoe, from Putnam County, was speeding southbound along Route 817 near Saint Albans when she crashed into an AEP truck at 11:30 p.m. on Sunday.

The impact caused the truck to hit four cars parked outside of an auto body shop along Route 817.

The girl was driving a red Volkswagen beetle, which caught on fire upon hitting the AEP truck.

The West Side Volunteer Fire Department responded to the fire.

Deputies tell 13NEWS the girl then ran away from the scene.

The driver of the truck was the only other person involved; he said he was not injured in the crash.

The collision wrecked four cars and damaged two others.

Hurricane Police Department had issued an alert for the Volkswagen driver for a possible DUI prior to the crash, according to deputies.

The owner of the body shop said damages estimate between $40,000 and $50,000.

The minor is facing several charges including fleeing a scene, failing to render aid, and causing injury.