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Drunk driving injury victim recalls West Virginia crash

If you drive about 6 hours northeast of Huntington, you will come to Berkeley County, West Virginia. A trial there focuses on deaths and injuries in a violent automobile crash that law enforcement officials say was caused by a drunken driver.

A 34-year-old woman is accused of driving under the influence and causing the deaths of two of her friends in a fiery July 2015 crash. She is also charged with DUI resulting in serious bodily injury to a third friend who survived the wreck.

She faces a slew of other charges that include reckless driving, felony leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and more.

The injured survivor of the crash told jurors that the four friends went to a bar called Stilettos Lounge, and that when they left one of the accident victims was behind the wheel of the defendant's Volvo SUV. But the group soon stopped on U.S. 11 to allow the insistent defendant to take the wheel of her vehicle.

"We didn't want to argue with her. It was her car. We just let her drive," the crash survivor said.

But the defendant cranked up the music and began driving "like a bat out of hell," the survivor said.

One of the women told the defendant to slow down, saying she had just had a baby and didn't want to die. Moments later, the Volvo struck a vehicle on its driver's side and wrecked. Police found the SUV on its side, burnt beyond recognition. Inside were two bodies in the back seat, also burnt beyond recognition.

The survivor crawled out of a car window. She was later treated for broken bones in her back and chest.

We do not know how the jury will respond to the story and evidence, but we do know that in far too many cases drunken drivers destroy lives.

Our Huntington law firm can help injury victims and families of victims fight back. Contact Cyrus, Adkins & Walker, Attorneys at Law for more information.

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