UPDATE: Investigation complete after a nine-year-old was fatally struck by a truck in Rainelle

UPDATE: (Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at 2 pm) RAINELLE, WV (WOAY) – Investigation is complete that involved a child being struck by a truck.

Rainelle Police Chief Dean Fankell says the investigation is complete and that no charges are pending at this time.

The incident happened on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. A nine-year-old boy was struck by a truck, and he later died at a hospital due to the injuries.


UPDATE: (Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at 12 pm) RAINELLE, WV (WOAY) – A child that was struck by a truck in Rainelle has passed away.

Rainelle Police tell WOAY that the child was a nine-year-old boy.

No other information is being released at this time. Rainelle Police says the investigation is ongoing.


RAINELLE, WV (WOAY) – A child was struck by a truck in Rainelle and was flown to Roanoke.

Greenbrier County Dispatchers tell WOAY the call came in at around 1:12 pm in Rainelle. The child was reportedly flown to a hospital in Roanoke.

Rainelle Fire, Quinwood EMS, State Police, Rainelle Police, Greenbrier County Sheriff‘s Department, Rupert Fire, and Clintonville Fire all responded.

Stay with WOAY News for more information on this developing story.

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