UPDATE (11:10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27): The two women killed in this fatal crash have been identified.
The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office says that 73-year-old Dotty Lou Hayes, of Hurricane, died at the scene, and 53-year-old Sherri Mcclanahan, also of Hurricane, died later at the hospital. They were mother and daughter.
The man and six-year-old child also injured in the crash remain in critical condition.
UPDATE (9:45 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27): A man is facing charges after a crash that killed two people in Kanawha County on Wednesday.
The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office says that they responded to a head-on collision on MacCorkle Ave. in St. Albans where a man drove his truck across the double-yellow center line while traveling west. They say the man struck another vehicle with his truck, killing a woman.
KCSO says another woman was taken to the hospital from the scene and died shortly after.
A man and a six-year-old child were also taken to the hospital, and they remain in critical condition.
The driver of the truck, 25-year-old Andrew Wyrick, of Culloden, showed signs of impairment during a field sobriety test and admitted to using “Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC” before the crash, according to KCSO.
Wyrick is charged with two counts of DUI causing serious bodily injury and two counts of DUI causing death.
His bond was set at $100,000 property or 10% cash.
If anyone has information about this crash, they are asked call Corporal S.M. Adams at 304-357-0169.
UPDATE (6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26): Authorities on the scene of a fatal crash in St. Albans say the driver of a pickup truck has been arrested for driving under the influence of a drug causing and severe injuries.
According to authorities, the truck hit a sedan head-on on MacCorkle Avenue.
Authorities say the driver was the only occupant of the pickup, and four people were in the Camry. According to authorities two occupants of the Camry have died, and a child has been taken to the hospital to be treated for their injuries. There is no information on the fourth occupant’s condition at this time.
UPDATE (5:51 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26): Authorities say a second person has died after a crash in St. Albans this afternoon.
Deputies on scene say one person has been arrested in connection to the crash.
UPDATE (5:03 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26): One person was killed in this crash, according to Kanawha County dispatchers.
This is a developing story, and we will provide updates as new information becomes available.
ST. ALBANS, WV (WOWK) – A crash has shut down a portion of MacCorkle Avenue in St. Albans area.
According to Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatchers, the crash happened at approximately 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, on MacCorkle Avenue SW, also known as Route 60, at Winfield Road in St. Albans.
Dispatchers say the roadway will be shut down until further notice and drivers should find alternate routes.
This is a developing story. We have a crew heading to the scene and will bring you more details as they become available.