NEW INFO: Man Dies in Car Crash; Driver Arrested

By: Jeremy Edwards Email
By: Jeremy Edwards Email

UPDATE 10/7/13 @ 6 p.m.
JACKSON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man is dead after a car crash in Jackson County.

Now the driver is behind bars.

The crash happened Friday night on Interstate 77 near the Goldtown exit.

WSAZ.com has learned Trace Wheeler died during the weekend.

The woman who was driving the car is Ashley Croushorn.

According to the criminal complaint, she admitted she had a couple of beers before the crash.

Two children were also in the car. They suffered minor injuries.

Croushorn has been charged with DUI causing death.



UPDATE 10/7/13 @ 11:00 a.m..
JACKSON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man has died after a car crash in Jackson County.

The accident happened about 9:15 p.m. Friday near the Goldtown exit on I-77.

Deputies say the man was a passenger in the car. He was taken to the hospital, but died over the weekend.

Deputies say the driver was arrested. They believe she was under the influence of alcohol.

Two children were also in the car. It is unclear if they were hurt.

No names have been released.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.



UPDATE 10/5/13 @ 1:00 a.m..
JACKSON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A Jackson County 911 dispatcher told WSAZ.com that I-77 reopened at 11:56 p.m. Friday.

An accident had shut down the southbound lanes about 9:15 p.m. Friday near the Goldtown exit.

The Jackson County Sheriff's office worked to clear the crash.



ORIGINAL STORY 10/4/13
JACKSON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- An accident late Friday night has closed the southbound lanes of Interstate 77 near the Goldtown exit in Jackson County, according to an emergency alert from West Virginia 511.

The accident was reported about 9:15 p.m. Friday, but no other details are available at this time.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.


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