Press release – fatality Loudenadale

On January 9, 2017, at approximately 7:24 pm, Metro Communications received a report of a vehicle over a hill at 987 Kirby Hollow Road, in the Loudendale area of Kanawha County.  Emergency personnel arrived on scene and discovered a male accidentally ran himself over.   Metro Communications dispatched Kanawha County Deputies to the scene. 


Deputies arrived on scene and began an investigation.  It was determined that the vehicle had stalled prior to entering a driveway.  The driver of the vehicle, Lewis Franklin Fizer, 67 years old, attempted to push the vehicle into his driveway.   While doing so, Mr. Fizer slipped, and slid over an embankment.   The vehicle continued to roll, and rolled over Mr. Fizer.  Mr. Fizer died at the scene as a result of the injuries sustained from the vehicle rolling over him.  


Mr. Fizer was transported to the West Virginia Medical Examiner’s Office where an autopsy will be performed.   Deputy R. S. Alford is investigating this incident.   Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office at 304-357-0169.  



Detective Sgt. S.D. Snuffer

Criminal Investigative Section

Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office



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