UPDATE: Woman who hit Beckley CVS may have been under the influence

Published: Jun. 8, 2023 at 1:56 PM EDT
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BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) - The 72-year-old woman who crashed into the Robert C Byrd Drive CVS after hitting another vehicle on Tuesday, June 6, may have been driving under the influence, according to police.

Original reports state that the woman lost control of her vehicle, but Deputy Chief of Police David Allard told WVVA on Friday, June 23, that they suspected the woman had been intoxicated.

He says the Beckley Police Department is investigating to see if she was driving impaired and is currently awaiting blood test results.

Stay with WVVA as this story develops.


BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) - According to Lieutenant Jason McDaniel with the Beckley Police Department, a 72-year-old woman was transported to Raleigh General Hospital by ambulance after losing control of her vehicle and crashing into a CVS on Tuesday, June 6.

Lt. McDaniel says the call came into his department at 4:07 p.m. on Tuesday. Reports made by Patrolman Parker, who was at the scene of the accident, say that the woman lost control of her vehicle near the area of Fourth Street off Robert C Byrd Drive in Beckley. She then crossed all four lanes of traffic, hit a curb, and drove over an unoccupied, parked car in the CVS parking lot before crashing into the side of the building- located at 2811 Robert C Byrd Drive.

Lt. McDaniel did not disclose the woman’s identity but was able to tell WVVA that she is from Beckley.

Alongside the Beckley PD, Jan Care Ambulance and the Beckley Fire Department responded to the accident.

72-year-old Beckley woman crashes into CVS after losing control of vehicle

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