Car Accident Closed Down Robert C. Byrd Drive For Hours


BECKLEY, WV (WOAY)- An accident on Robert C. Byrd Drive in front of the Dr. Pepper Plant shut down four lanes of traffic late Monday night.


Raleigh County Dispatchers told WOAY early Tuesday morning that the call came in around 10:15 p.m. after two cars collided.


Four people were taken to the hospital for injuries.


Jan Car Ambulance, Beckley Police, Beckley Fire Department and the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene.


Daniella Hankey

Daniella Hankey joined Newswatch as a Reporter. Armed with a major in Communications and Media Studies and a minor in Education, Daniella relocated to southern West Virginia from Florida to further pursue her career. During her time at Stetson, she covered several big stories on and off campus including the June 2016 Pulse Night Club shooting and Hurricane Matthew. She worked as a news anchor and reporter for her college news station and enjoyed an internship in productions at PBS. Her love for journalism started in high school when she was selected as a Bright House Varsity Reporter as well as the school anchor. Daniella was born and raised in Orlando and is a proud Floridian. Her current interests include enjoying everything West Virginia has to offer, from outdoor adventures to the beautiful mountains and scenery. As a multi-trained journalist, Daniella is always prepared to cover the stories that matter to our viewers and help to keep her newly adopted community informed. If you have any story ideas or news tips, please email Daniella at

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