UPDATE : Woman identified in pedestrian fatal in Ohio County

A woman is dead after being hit by one car, and then dragged miles along the road by another. (Source: WTOV)
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WHEELING, W.Va. (WTOV) — UPDATE 11/07/19 @ 4:32 p.m.
A woman -- 54-year-old Michelle Lynn Czoka, of Bridgeport, Ohio -- is dead after being hit by one car, and then dragged several miles along the road by another.

Wheeling police received a call around 6:30 on Thursday morning from a man who believed he had hit a person along Route 2 in Warwood.

But when officers arrived, a victim could not be found.

Soon after, another call came into 911 saying a vehicle was dragging a body along the Washington Avenue eastbound exit off Interstate 70.

Further investigation led the police to believe the body of the woman was the one hit in Warwood, and then pulled by the second vehicle to the Washington Avenue exit.

"We go to that scene, we confirm those details and we connect those two incidences back up here to Warwood where we believe that a pickup truck driver did hit a pedestrian, then the car that was right behind them then snagged that person's body, dragging them all the way from Warwood to Washington Avenue," said Wheeling Police Public Information Officer Philip Stahl said.

Police have located the drivers of both vehicles.

Both scenes caused pretty heavy traffic backup, but those have since been cleared.

A cause of death will be determined by the West Virginia Medical Examiner's Office.

The investigation continues.



ORIGINAL STORY
A woman is dead after being hit by one car, and then dragged miles along the road by another.

Wheeling police received a call around 6:30 on Thursday morning from a man who believed he had hit a person along Route 2 in Warwood.

But when officers arrived, a victim could not be found.

Soon after, another call came into 911 saying a vehicle was dragging a body along the Washington Avenue eastbound exit off Interstate 70.

Further investigation led the police to believe the body of the woman was the one hit in Warwood, and then pulled by the second vehicle to the Washington Avenue exit.

"We go to that scene, we confirm those details and we connect those two incidences back up here to Warwood where we believe that a pickup truck driver did hit a pedestrian, then the car that was right behind them then snagged that person's body, dragging them all the way from Warwood to Washington Avenue," said Wheeling Police Public Information Officer Philip Stahl said.

The victim still has yet to be identified. Police have located the drivers of both vehicles.

Both scenes caused pretty heavy traffic backup, but those have since been cleared. The investigation continues.