EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSPolice Say Alcohol Factor In Crash That Closed I-64 In Charleston
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Reported by: Katelyn Sykes
Web Producer: Katelyn Sykes
Reported: Sep. 12, 2013 4:06 AM EDT
Updated: Sep. 12, 2013 12:47 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Charleston police said alcohol was a factor in the crash that shut down Interstate 64 in Charleston Thursday morning and damaged two police cruisers.
Charleston police were responding to a different crash when they said the driver of an sport utility vehicle apparently didn't see them and smashed into the back of one of their cruisers. That caused the cruiser to spin and hit another one. The two officers were not injured. The accident happened in the westbound lanes just past the Oakwood Road exit.
Charleston police said the driver and a passenger told them they had been drinking prior to the crash. No word if any charges will be filed.
I-64 was closed for about an hour but has since reopened.
I-64 in Charleston is closed following an accident, Thursday morning.
It happened at around 3:20 a.m. in the westbound lanes just past the Oakwood Road exit in Charleston.
911 dispatchers said the driver hit two Charleston police cruisers. Those officers were not hurt. The driver possibly suffered a broken foot.
No word on how the crash happened at this time.
The interstate is closed until further notice.
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