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Driver unknowingly drags body for miles in Wheeling, WV

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A second 911 call was made for a vehicle that appeared to be dragging a body

WHEELING, W. VA. (WTRF) – Wheeling Police are investigating a pedestrian fatality in the 100 block of Warwood Avenue/WV State Route 2.

At 6:36 a.m., officers were dispatched for a report of a vehicle hitting a pedestrian, but when officers arrived, a victim could not be located.

Shortly after, a second 911 call was made at the Interstate 70 Washington Avenue eastbound exit ramp for a vehicle that appeared to be dragging a body.

Further investigation led police investigators to believe a woman was hit by a pickup truck in Warwood and then dragged by a second vehicle to the Washington Avenue area.

Police have located the drivers of both vehicles and are working to make a positive identification of the adult female victim.

The incident is still under investigation.

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