KANAWHA - An accident on West Virginia 47 left one vehicle split in half and sent two people to the hospital Thursday night.
Wood County Sheriff's Sgt. Brett Pickens said the collision occurred around 9 p.m. Thursday about one mile east of Kanawha Elementary School.
Pickens said emergency crews and officers, including the Wood County Crash Team, initially thought the driver of the vehicle torn in half was ejected. Crews began to search for the victim in the woods. Pickens said after about two hours of searching, the driver of the vehicle was not discovered.
Pickens said the vehicle torn in half came around the right bend of the roadway, fishtailed and struck the other vehicle.
On Friday morning, Darrin Cottrill, of Elizabeth, called the Wood County Sheriff's Office and confessed to causing the accident. The driver and passenger of the vehicle Cottrill collided with were sent to Camden Clark Medical Center. The driver, Carrie Nichols, and passenger, Sherrie Nichols, are 35-year-old twins from Elizabeth.
Pickens said the sisters were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He said once the cause of the accident is determined, Cottrill will face charges.