UPDATE: Woman Who Lost Leg Continues to Race

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UPDATE 10/27/2014 2:25 PM

Overcoming the odds.

A woman told she would never be able to race or even walk again proves it all wrong.

Kristin Beatty lost her leg in a car crash just months ago.

Since then she has hit the gym and the pavement even harder - the 26-year-old refusing to let her injury define her.

Now she trains for another 5K.

Over the weekend she finished her third one since the crash.

She says some people told her she'd never race again.

"I can still live my life normal like I used to. I've had doctors tell me before that I'll never live a normal life or be an athlete again. I just didn't want to hear that and I wasn't going to believe it so I'm still here working out. I'm still doing races," she says.

She even did an obstacle race, called the Spartan.

We will have more on Kristin's story of finding balance in her life next week on WTAP News at 11.

UPDATE 6/9/2014 5:00 PM

A woman's car breaks down on Route 14 at the I-77 overpass just after 9:00 Sunday night.

Investigators say when she got out to fix it, another car crashed into her, pinning her between the two cars.

The Wood County Sheriff's Office says Kristin Beatty's car broke down there, so she went to get things out of the trunk to fix it.

They say that is when Christina Crawford was driving down the road and did not get stopped in time.

Investigators say Crawford slammed into Beatty's car pinning her between the two.

Beatty was first taken to a local hospital but then transferred to Charleston with incapacitating injuries.

The tow company handling the crash, Pifer's, says both cars were badly damaged.

Beatty was taken to a Charleston hospital where her leg was amputated above the knee.


Crews in Mineral Wells are investigating a two-vehicle crash that sent one woman to the ER.

It happened around 9:15 p.m. Sunday on Route 14 at the I-77 overpass.

Emergency officials say a woman who was driving a red Pontiac Sunfire was involved in a rear-end collision with the driver of a gray Honda.

The woman was rushed to the emergency room at a local hospital.

Pifer's Towing serviced the crash. They say both vehicles were badly damaged.

The Wood Co. Sheriff's Office is investigating.

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