Sheriff: Driver arrested, charged with DUI after hitting people walking to county fair

Several people hit walking to county fair
Published: Aug. 12, 2022 at 9:16 PM EDT
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MASON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - UPDATED: 7:30 p.m., 8/13/22

A driver, accused of hitting several people with his car at the Mason County fair has been arrested.

The Mason County sheriff confirms to WSAZ, Christopher Lewis Sturgeon, 40, has been charged with DUI causing serious bodily injury.

The sheriff says around 6 p.m. Friday, Sturgeon lost control of the car he was driving and hit two elderly people and three juveniles who were walking to the fair.

One of the juveniles was life flighted to Cabell Huntington hospital and then to Morgantown.

Sturgeon is being held at the Western Regional Jail.

Original Story:

A driver was arrested Friday evening after hitting several people and parked cars near the Mason County Fair, according to the county Sheriff’s Department.

At least one juvenile had to be flown from the scene, and several other juveniles and adults were injured. Their conditions are unknown.

At least four cars were involved.

Deputies say people were walking to and from the fair at the time of the incident, which was reported before 6 p.m.

Mason County Fair incident
Mason County Fair incident(WSAZ/Raegan Williams)

The area outside the entrance to the fair, located along Fairground Road, is closed during the investigation.

We’re working to get more details. Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest.

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