EDITOR’S NOTE: This call came in as a pedestrian struck, but crews on the scene say the man may have not been hit by a vehicle. The medical examiner’s office is on the way to determine how the man died.
UPDATE (4:50 p.m. on Monday, May 8, 2023): The East Bank Police Department is releasing more details after a man was found dead this morning in the East Bank area of Kanawha County.
According to Officer John Hess with the East Bank Police Department, authorities have determined that the man slipped down the hillside along Route 61 and hit his head as he fell.
Hess says the incident has been ruled an accident. The original call came in around 9:15 a.m. to Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatchers as a “pedestrian struck.” However, crews on scene said they believed the man may not have been hit by a vehicle.
The man’s name is not being released at this time.
KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK)—A person is dead after being struck by a vehicle in the East Bank area, according to Kanawha County dispatchers.
It happened at the intersection of Route 61 and Everett Ln. in East Bank at around 9:15 a.m. on Monday.
Kanawha County 911 says that one lane of Route 61 at Everett Ln. is open.
13 News has a crew on its way to the scene, and we will provide updates as new information becomes available.