Woman, 54, is killed after being hit by a pickup truck before her body was DRAGGED for five kilometers with the car behind her
- Michelle Lynn Czoka, 54, was identified as the victim of a car accident that was towed more than five miles
- The police say that two 911 calls Thursday within 30 minutes apart
- West Virginia police linked the two incidents to the same victim
- There was rain and fog, but the police did not determine whether the weather was a factor
- The medical examiner decides on the official cause of death
A 54-year-old woman who was hit by a car accident and was towed at least five miles to her death on Thursday, has been identified by West Virginia police.
The body of Michelle Lynn Czoka, from Bridgeport, Ohio was found by Wheeling Police after a couple of 911 phone calls.
The police were called just after 6:30 am by a driver who said he had hit a female pedestrian on Route 2.
Officers went to the scene but could not find a body.
A victim has been identified from a deadly series of events in Wheeling, West Virginia, that led to a 54-year-old being dragged five miles to her death
The police did not determine if the weather was a factor that hit a woman through a vehicle and dragged another car for at least five miles
Less than 30 minutes later, another 911 call warned the police that a person was being towed by a vehicle near Interstate 70 at the Washington Avenue exit.
The police concluded that it was the same person who was beaten on Route 2, more than eight kilometers away.
& # 39; We believe a pick-up driver hit a pedestrian, after which the car behind them faltered that person's body and dragged them all the way from Warwood to Washington Avenue, & # 39; told Wheeling Police Public Information Officer Philip Stahl WDTV.
He said drivers were identified for both vehicles while investigating.
Wheeling, the West Virginia police visit the scene as a woman, Michelle Lynn Czoka was fatally hit and dragged separately for more than five miles Thursday
The road was closed after a crash that killed a woman on Thursday morning. Police say the victim was dragged five miles from the first scene
Thursday morning there was rain and fog fell over the Wheeling area, but Stahl said that an investigation is underway as to whether the weather played a role in the pedestrian.
& # 39; It is dark in the morning and it rained this morning, & # 39; he said West Virginia Metro News. & # 39; There was also a misty fog this morning, but we have not yet made any decisions about what exactly happened. & # 39;
The medical examiner decides on an official cause of death.
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