UPDATE: One Fatality Has Been Reported In Last Night’s Car Crash

SOPHIA, WV (WOAY)- Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that one fatality due to injuries did occur last night  at the car crash in Sophia.



Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office was contacted to assist Sophia Police Department with regard to a traffic crash that occurred on Main Street in Sophia.


According to the investigation, a vehicle driven by Peggy Griffin attempted to pull onto Main Street toward Beckley when it was struck by another vehicle traveling toward Tams.


After being struck, the vehicle driven by Ms. Griffin accelerated and lost control striking a parked vehicle in the area of the Sophia Bingo hall.


After striking the parked vehicle the vehicle driven by Ms. Griffin continued along the sidewalk before eventually crashing through the wall of the bingo hall where it struck several patrons inside. One of the patrons, Linda Keen, died as a result of the injuries sustained.


The crash remains under investigation by the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office, Sophia Police Department, and the West Virgina State Police.



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