An Ohio woman has been identified as the victim of a fatal pedestrian accident in Wheeling yesterday.
Wheeling Police said Michelle Lynn Czoka, 54 of Bridgeport, Ohio was struck by a truck in the Warwood area of the city and then dragged more than five miles by another vehicle.
Authorities said yesterday morning they were investigating a pedestrian fatality in the 100 block of Warwood Avenue on WV State Route 2 and quickly connected a second incident along Interstate-70.
Between those distances for a vehicle to travel is just over five miles long, including being on Interstate-70 and inside the Wheeling Tunnel.
Rain was coming down and fog was over the Wheeling area on Thursday morning but Wheeling Police Public Information Officer Philip Stahl said an investigation is ongoing into if the weather was a factor in the pedestrian being hit.
Czoka’s body has been sent to the West Virginia Medical Examiner’s Office to determine a cause of death. The incident remains under investigation.