Drunk driving crash claims life in Kanawha County

SISSONVILLE, W.Va. — A driver has been charged with DUI causing death following a fatal crash early Saturday morning in Kanawha County.

Dakota Miller

According to the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department, Dakota Miller, 20, of Charleston, was driving drunk on Second Creek Road near Sissonville at about 1:20 Saturday morning when he went off the road’s right edge when rounding a curve. Deputies said a passenger, who was sitting in the passenger side window holding onto the roof of the vehicle, struck a roadside tree and was killed.

Deputies said there were at least six people in the truck.

Miller had a blood alcohol content of 0.143%, deputies said. He’s being held in the South Central Regional Jail.

The sheriff’s department said the victim’s name will be released Sunday.

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