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UPDATE: Neighbors Say Area Where Woman Dies is Site of Previous Fatal Accidents

By: Rahel Solomon; Jeremy Edwards Email
By: Rahel Solomon; Jeremy Edwards Email

UPDATE 4/4/13 @ 6:30 p.m.
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) --When Ed Case heard what he calls "a real loud thump" early Thursday morning, he was hoping it wouldn't be another car accident.

It only took a glance out Case's window for him to realize the area near his home was the scene of another fatal accident.

“The car was tore up to pieces and the front end, everything was mashed back, and she was out... It slung her out of the car.

Deputies responded to Case’s call about the accident around 3:15 Thursday morning.

Case said when he placed the call Amy Toler, the driver of the vehicle, appeared to be breathing.

“My wife was talking to the woman; you know to keep her ... to see if she could make her come around or anything,” Case said.

Deputies pronounced Amy Toler dead on the scene.

Deputies said she lost control of her car, swerved off Greenbrier Street and crashed into the Meadowbrook Freewill Baptist Church.

The impact was so severe there's now a gaping hole where a church wall used to be.

Case lives next door to the church. He says this is third fatal accident he has witnessed on Greenbrier Street in Meadowbrook in several years.

Thursday Tolers’ friends could be seen coming and going at the scene of the accident.

“I was pretty devastated when I heard and saw the name. I couldn't believe it,” said friend Tim Strickland.

Deputies say Toler was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. At this time, they say drugs and alcohol were not a factor in the accident.

UPDATE 4/4/13 @ 9:25 a.m.
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A woman has died after she crashed her car into a church in Kanawha County.

Deputies say Amy Toler, 33, was heading north on Greenbrier Street when she ran off the road.

Toler lost control and crashed into the side of the Meadowbrook Freewill Baptist Church.

She died at the scene.

Deputies say Toler was not wearing a seatbelt.



ORIGINAL STORY
RUTLEDGE, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A woman is dead after driving into a church.

Metro 911 dispatchers tell WSAZ.com the crash happened about 3:15 Thursday morning. The woman hit the Meadowbrook Freewill Baptist Church in the 2100 block of Greenbrier St. in Rutledge.

No other vehicles were involved. Dispatchers tell WSAZ.com the church sustained damage.

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