UPDATE (1:11 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17): The South Charleston Police Department tells 13 News that Paul Weaver, 46, of South Charleston, died in a crash on MacCorkle Avenue Wednesday evening.
UPDATE: (9:00 P.M. Aug. 16, 2023) – A man has died in a vehicle crash in South Charleston.
The single-vehicle crash happened Wednesday evening, Aug. 16, 2023, on MacCorkle Avenue in South Charleston just before the Jefferson exit, near Kenna homes. Officials initially stated two vehicles may have been involved, but have now confirmed only one vehicle, a pickup truck, was involved in the crash.
South Charleston Police say that witness statements and video both show that the truck driver suddenly began to veer off the road. Right now it is not clear why that happened. The truck hit trees and signs causing the truck to flip and the victim to be thrown from the truck.
The South Charleston police and fire departments responded to the scene along with Kanawha County medics. The West Virginia State Medical Examiner’s Office also responded.
No other injuries were reported in the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.
SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — One person is dead after a crash on MacCorkle Avenue in South Charleston Wednesday evening, dispatchers tell 13 News.
Metro 911 officials say the crash has closed down the eastbound lanes of MacCorkle Avenue near Kenna Drive.
The identity of the person who died is not being released at this time.
The South Charleston Fire and Police Departments, and Kanawha County medics are on the scene.
13 News has a crew on the way. We will continue to update you as more information becomes available.