Andrew Wyrick Identified as the DUI Driver in Wednesday Evening Accident Involving a Child in THC

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The accused drunk driver in a Wednesday evening collision in Kanawha County that claimed the lives of two individuals and badly injured a 6-year-old kid has been named Andrew Jackson Wyrick of Hurricane, West Virginia.

Following a two-vehicle collision in St. Albans on Wednesday, Wyrick, 25, is accused of several counts of DUI causing death and serious harm.

According to reports, at about 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Wyrick was driving a car on MacCorkle Avenue and Winfield Road SW in Saint Albans when the car crossed centerlines and entered opposing lanes before colliding head-on with a Chevrolet Equinox.

One of the female passengers in the Equinox was declared dead at the site, while the other passed away soon after being taken to a nearby hospital. A 6-year-old boy and a man were being taken in critical condition.

Records show that both of the survivors sustained internal injuries as well as shattered bones.

Wyrick was not hurt during the collision.

According to the criminal complaint from Kanawha County Magistrate Court, Wyrick confessed to using a cannabis cartridge around 30 to 45 minutes prior to the collision, “hitting a Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC” many times.

Following his arrest, Wyrick was charged with two charges of DUI resulting in death and two counts of DUI resulting in serious bodily injury.


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