SISSONVILLE, W.Va. -- A Sissonville man died late Thursday after being hit by a vehicle.
According to the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department, Danny Carpenter, 63, of Sissonville, was walking in the middle of the road at the intersection of Call Road and Tuppers Creek Road at about 9 p.m. when Shane Thaxton, 35, was driving a truck in the same direction. Thaxton tried to swerve to avoid Carpenter, according to the Sheriff's Department.
Thaxton remained on the scene of the collision and was cooperating with sheriff's deputies. Investigators do not believe alcohol was involved in the incident.
Carpenter was the second person to be struck by a vehicle on Call Road this week. On Tuesday, Sissonville High School track coach Richard Thomas was running along Call Road around 2:30 p.m. when he was hit by a red car.
Allegedly, Melissa D. Cranfield was driving west when she hit Thomas, throwing him about 30 feet into a ditch. The collision knocked the passenger side mirror off the car.
Thomas was not seriously injured in the accident. Cranfield was charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing injury, driving without a license and failing to report an accident.
It was not clear if Thaxton would face charges in Thursday's incident.