Two Injured in I-64 Crash, Other Driver Charged with DUI
South Charleston, WV — A young man from Elkins is charged with driving under the influence causing serious bodily injury after his truck crashed into a motorcycle injuring two people.
The truck and motorcycle accident occurred Thursday afternoon on Interstate 64 near the Kanawha Turnpike entrance ramp in South Charleston, West Virginia. Both vehicles were traveling in the eastbound lanes headed toward Charleston, police said.
Officers filed a criminal complaint in Kanawha County Magistrate Court charging the driver of the truck with DUI causing serious bodily injury. It’s unknow if the driver is represented by a lawyer.
The criminal complaint said two people were on the motorcycle at the type of the crash. According to the complaint, the passenger “sustained a severe leg injury along with road rash as well”, and the driver sustained “a 3 inch laceration to his head, several broken bones as well as severe road rash.”
The driver of the truck was “very nervous and sweating profusely” while speaking with police officers, according to the complaint.
Although the driver of the truck would not consent to law enforcement’s request to search his truck, police said a K-9 unit detected the odor of illegal drugs inside the truck.
A subsequent search revealed a water bong and .22 grams of methamphetamine according to law enforcement.
The driver of the truck is being held at South Central Regional Jail on a $50,000 surety/cash bail in South Charleston, West Virginia.
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