UPDATE: (8:10 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22) – The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office said a man was killed when a car went over an embankment and into a creek bed. 

The crash happened around 5:45 p.m. Thursday.

Deputies said a car traveling north on I-79 near mile marker 9 in Elkview, failed to negotiate a curve. 

The car went off the road, overturned, and went over an embankment. The car ended up in the creek bed at Little Sandy Road. 

Sheriff’s deputies said the man was a passenger in the car. The woman driving was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

Deputies said speed was a factor in the crash. 


KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK)—Crews are on the scene where a vehicle went off the interstate near the Elkview area.

Officials say that a vehicle was traveling northbound when it went off I-79 just before the bridge over Little Sandy Creek onto the creek bank below.

A man and woman were taken to the hospital, but there is no word on the extent of their injuries.

This is a developing story, and we will provide updates as new information becomes available.