Investigations Continue Into Wet Weather Accidents

More now about an accident along Coal River Road Wednesday night. A vehicle went into the Coal River near the 6500 block in the Tornado area, and the Kanawha County sheriff's office says the 20-year old driver left the roadway and hit a tree, then went over the embankment and into the river. The driver kicked until she shattered the door’s window glass, then swam to the shore. She was treated at the hospital and is expected to be okay. Weather is believed to have been a factor in the crash. About ten minutes later a separate crash was reported in the Clendenin area along U.S. 119. The driver of a vehicle traveling north lost control of the vehicle and struck a southbound vehicle, and the driver of the southbound vehicle was killed. She has been identified as 53 year old Ramona Abbott of Walton. The accident is still under investigation.