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Head-on collision after woman drives wrong way on Interstate

By Staff reports

A woman whose blood alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit drove the wrong way down Interstate 64 early Saturday morning and hit another car head-on, sending herself and the other driver to the hospital, the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department said.

Emergency dispatchers got a report at about 3:30 Saturday morning that a car was traveling east in the westbound lanes of I-64, between Nitro and Cross Lanes, the Sheriff’s Department said.

While Sheriff’s deputies were on route, the car hit another vehicle, head-on.

Lori Call, 41, of Nitro, was driving the wrong-way car, the Sheriff’s Department said. She hit Daniel Harrison, 30, of Milton.

Harrison was taken to CAMC Teay’s Valley Hospital with several injuries. Call was taken to Thomas Memorial Hospital with a leg injury.

Call’s car traveled another 300 feet after the collision. A preliminary breath test, taken at the crash scene, showed that her blood alcohol level was 0.274. The legal limit is 0.08.

Call has been arrested and is charged with driving under the influence, causing injury and failure to maintain control.

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