Update: Kanawha deputies release name of man who was found dead in car crash

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KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) Update 11:23 a.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 2021 — The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the person who was found dead in an overturned vehicle around 8:47 a.m Sunday morning in Sissonville.

Deputies says Joseph Ray Lesher, II, 26 of Elkview, was found deceased on arrival.

Officials say it is not clear if he died of injuries sustained in the crash or if a medical emergency precipitated the crash. 

No one else was in the vehicle at the time of the crash and no other cars were involved in the crash.

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KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) Update 11:51 a.m. – A Sissonville road has reopened hours after being closed.

Metro 911 says the 7000 block of Sissonville Drive has been reopened after investigators shut the road after a fatal car crash.

This is a developing story, and we will continue to update it on WOWKTV.com, the WOWK 13 News App, and on 13 News on air.


KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) — Kanawha County officials are investigating after one person is dead after a car crash in Sissonville.

Metro 911 dispatchers say a car was found on upside down in a creek along the 7000 block of Sissonville Drive around 8 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 24.

Responders say they found one person dead inside the vehicle at the scene.

At this time, the northbound lane of Sissonville Drive is closed, but traffic is alternating through the southbound lane.

The investigation is still on-going.

This is a developing story, and we will continue to update it on WOWKTV.com, the WOWK 13 News App, and on 13 News on air.

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