Woman Fatally Struck By Tractor Trailer After Getting Into A Domestic Situation With Her Husband

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – A woman is dead after getting into an altercation with her husband, exiting the vehicle, and getting struck by a tractor-trailer.

On Saturday, December 15, 2018, at approximately 0330 hours, D’nessa Mercado of Norfolk, Va and her husband Bryan Mercado were traveling northbound on the West Virginia Turnpike.  There was a domestic altercation in the vehicle in which D’nessa started striking her husband, who pulled to the shoulder and stopped the vehicle.  D’nessa then exited the vehicle, walked into the northbound lane of travel and was fatally struck by a tractor-trailer.  

An audio recording of events was obtained due to the fact that Bryan Mercado was on the phone with dispatch at the time of the incident.  

The investigation is ongoing.  No criminal charges are being filed at this time.  

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