MEADOWBROOK, W.Va. — Authorities are awaiting toxicology reports from the four individuals who died in a single vehicle accident in Harrison County Tuesday night.
Harrison County Sheriff’s Lt. Rob Waybright said the car was traveling at a high rate of speed. It is believed that alcohol played a factor in the crash, as the interior of the car smelled of alcohol.
“We don’t have any numbers yet to substantiate that,” Waybright said. “We’ll learn more once the toxicology is complete.”
Four adults occupied the 2006 Ford Taurus that crashed near the intersection of U.S. 19 and Meadowbrook Road shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday night.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Kanawha County is performing the toxicology reports and full autopsies.
Authorities will release the identification of the victims upon receiving autopsy results, as only three of the four individuals have been positively ID-ed at this time, Waybright said.