On March 12, 2017, at approximately 9:00 p.m. a crash occurred in the 4700 block of Frame Road in the Elkview area of Kanawha County. One person died in the crash. The other was transported with incapacitating injuries.
The matter is still under investigation and is being reconstructed by a crash investigation expert. Preliminarily it appears the driver (Kevin Statts, 54 of South Charleston, WV) of a Mercury Grand Marquis crossed the center line and struck a Chevrolet Cavalier being driven by James Kidd (46 years old of Elkview, WV). Mr. Kidd was killed in the crash. Mr. Statts was transported to Charleston Area Medical Center’s General Division, and no updates on his condition are available.