KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WOWK) – The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man who was fatally struck by a pickup truck this morning. Deputies say the crash happened at around 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, on Childress Road near Alum Creek, West Virginia.
According to deputies, the man was walking on the road when he was struck by the pickup truck. The striking vehicle remained on scene and the driver called 911 immediately.
Nurses from other vehicles stopped to assist with CPR, but the pedestrian was pronounced dead by medics upon their arrival. The deceased was Harvey Slonaker, II, 53, of Alum Creek, W.Va.
The crash occurred on an incline, just outside a curve in the roadway. It occurred before dawn and fog may have also been a contributing factor. The driver of the striking vehicle is cooperating with the investigation.
Crash Reconstruction Experts responded to assist with the investigation. They will attempt to understand how and why the crash occurred.