Woman Dead After Being Hit By Truck, Dragged For Miles In West Virginia

Woman Dead After Being Hit By Truck, Dragged For Miles In West Virginia

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP/KDKA) – Authorities in West Virginia say a woman has died after being hit by a truck then dragged under another vehicle for miles.


Wheeling Police Department spokesman Philip Stahl says officers received a report on the initial crash around 6:30 a.m. Thursday on Warwood Ave. near Route 2.


He says the first driver told police he thought he hit someone, but officers couldn’t find a body. The department then received another call around 15 minutes later about a body being dragged by a separate vehicle on Interstate 70 Washington Ave. eastbound exit ramp nearly 5 miles (8 kilometers) away.


The woman has been identified as 54-year-old Michelle Lynn Czoka of Bridgeport, Ohio.


Police are still investigating.


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