UPDATE: (10:30 A.M. Dec. 12, 2021): The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the pedestrian who died Friday evening.
50-year-old Wheeler Dale Pickens of Charleston, West Virginia was arguing with a girlfriend. At times he was clinging to her moving car as she attempted to leave their nearby neighborhood.
Pickens fell from the outside of the vehicle onto Greenbrier Street where he was then struck by two vehicles who had no forewarning of the presence of his body in the road.
The investigation is ongoing. No one has been detained or charged at this time.
UPDATE: (7:30 P.M. Dec. 10, 2021): The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office says a pedestrian struck this evening has died. The incident happened around 5:40 p.m. this evening.
Deputies tell WOWK 13 News the man “could have been struck by as many as three vehicles.”
MILLIKEN, WV (WOWK) – Metro 911 dispatchers say Greenbrier Street at Elkhart Drive in Milliken is closed after a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle.
According to the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office, deputies are on the scene “investigating and rendering aid.” Deputies say the vehicle that struck the person has remained on the scene.
There is no information on the person’s condition at this time or when the roadway will reopen.