One killed in Cabell County crash

May 13, 2019

HUNTINGTON — One person died at the hospital from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash that occurred around 5 p.m. Saturday in the 4800 block of W.Va. 10 in which seven people were entrapped.

According to Cpl. James Johnston of the Cabell County Sheriffs Department, the man who died was in the back seat of a sedan carrying two other passengers and a driver. The driver of the vehicle was found to be at fault in the crash, and according to evidence collected at the hospital, was under the influence at the time of the crash.

Johnston said the driver will be charged with left of center and DUI causing death.

The driver of the sedan is still in critical condition but as of press time Saturday had come out of surgery and was expected to recover. He will be issued a warrant for his arrest upon recovery.

The other two passengers suffered severe but non-life-threatening injuries.

The sedan, while traveling toward Huntington, struck a pickup truck head-on that was traveling toward Salt Rock. During the investigation, the sedan was found to have been about 11/2 feet across the center line.

The driver of the truck suffered an injury to his leg but was expected to recover. The two passengers of that vehicle were transported to the hospital as a precaution but did not suffer any severe injuries.