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Deadly drug combination involved in West Virginia fatal school bus-car crash

On behalf of West Virginia personal injury lawyer, West Law Offices – Mark Allen Diggs crossed the median on Interstate 81 near Martinsburg, WV, and crashed into the front of a Berkeley County school bus on May 2.  Mr. Diggs died in the crash.  He was 42 years old.  11 students were also injured in the wreck.

The West Virginia medical examiner issued a report stating that drugs contributed to the crash.   State Police Corporal Flanigan told The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Maryland, that the medical examiner’s autopsy report shows Diggs died from multiple blunt force injuries he sustained in the wreck.  The autopsy report says oxycodone and alprazolam abuse were a contributing cause to the crash.

Oxycodone, also called Oxycontin, is a powerful painkiller that is extremely addictive.  Alprazolam, also called Xanax, is prescribed for anxiety or panic disorders.  Many fatal overdoses that have plagued the State recently were caused by this drug combination.  Needless to say, driving an automobile while under the influence of Oxycontin and Xanax is almost certain disaster.

Our prayers go out to the family of the 11 school children injured in the WV school bus-car crash and to the Diggs family.

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