UPDATE (11:34 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22): The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of the two people killed in a Cedar Grove crash on Tuesday evening.
They say that 52-year-old Robert Graley, of Emmons, and 44-year-old Samantha Smith, also of Emmons, were pronounced dead at the scene.
KCSO also says that a 20-year-old and a 22-year-old were taken to CAMC General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
In a press release, KCSO said that Graley had been driving a pickup truck at an excessive speed and had trouble negotiating a curve. The truck’s passenger side tires left the roadway on the right shoulder, according to accident reconstruction investigators. They say that Graley lost control of the truck and collided with a tree, a utility pole, and several trees on the creek embankment.
KCSO says that the truck overturned, and three of the vehicle occupants were entrapped. One was ejected.
UPDATE (7:51 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21): First responders tell 13 News that two people have died as a result of the crash in Cedar Grove.
UPDATE (7:14 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21): The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office confirms one person has died in a single-vehicle crash in Cedar Grove.
Kanawha County dispatchers say the truck crashed into a creek in the Cedar Grove area of Kanawha County. There is still no word on any other injuries.
KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – An unknown amount of people are trapped inside a truck after it crashed into a creek in the Cedar Grove area of Kanawha County, dispatchers say.
The crash happened around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Big Mountain Road and Kelley’s Creek Road in Cedar Grove, according to Kanawha County dispatchers.
The Cedar Grove Volunteer Fire Department, the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office and Kanawha County medics are on the scene.
This is a developing story, and WOWK 13 News will update this article as more information becomes available.