Driver Charged In W.Va. Crash Death

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Kenova, W.Va. (AP) -- A truck driver has been charged over an accident that left a Kenova man dead after his wheelchair was struck by a tractor trailer.

Deris Scott died Monday morning after his motorized chair collided with the rear of a wide-turning tractor trailer in Kenova.

The 68-year-old was knocked to the ground, but the truck dragged his chair for up to a quarter mile.

Driver Michael J. Joyce, of South Carolina, has been charged with felony negligent homicide.

It could not be immediately determined if the 43-year-old Joyce has a lawyer.

Kenova police chief Bob McComas says it seems joyce never saw Scott crossing the intersection and didn't realize the collision had occurred until another motorist flagged the truck down.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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