December has arrived, which means in West Virginia that people are preparing for holiday get-togethers with friends and family. We hope that everyone who will attend holiday parties and consume alcohol will do so responsibly and help to ensure that all of us can get home safely to enjoy this special time of year.
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Though we here in Huntington are far from where a heartbreaking wreck occurred, we know that similarly senseless tragedies happen far too often on our own city's streets. The story begins with a little girl: sweet, passionate, tender-hearted, her friends and family say. The familiar tale continues with a 26-year-old Chicago area man who had been drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana; he was feeling good and driving fast. Their lives intersected on an October night a little more than a year ago.
It is a more than six-hour drive from Huntington to the small West Virginia town of Middleway. The Jefferson County site was where two women were driving east on W.Va. 51 one recent morning. Approaching from the west was a dump truck with a bad tire.
The Guyandotte River winds for more than 160 miles through West Virginia. The scenic waterway is not a fitting resting place for a human body, however.
She will remember his words for the rest of her life. ‘My name is Tim," he said. "I’m a firefighter from West Virginia, don’t be scared."
If you drive south for about two hours, you will come to the small town of Gilbert, West Virginia. The town has fewer than 500 residents, but is known far and wide for its ATV trails.
It can all be part of a normal truck driver's work day to make the 7-hour-and-change drive south from Huntington to Lawrenceville, Georgia. The Atlanta suburb was recently the site of a fiery, 8-vehicle tractor-trailer crash that resulted in a fatality and injuries to more than a dozen people.
It's just an hour's drive southeast of Huntington to Lincoln County, West Virginia. That is where a 48-year-old man was recently simultaneously released from a hospital and taken into custody by law enforcement officials.
The image of the self-driving SUV lying on its side went viral last week. The Uber vehicle had been in a in a collision with a car that was trying to make a left turn in an intersection. The impact had knocked the Volvo onto its side, creating a cringe-worthy image for the PR-conscious ride-share company struggling to get its autonomous fleet of SUVs approved.
West Virginia State Police say a truck driver who is originally from Ukraine is facing criminal charges after he allegedly drove off from the scene of a deadly crash on Interstate 77 north of Huntington.