LATEST: Deputies identify victim in Sophia Bingo Hall accident

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UPDATE 5/11 10:10 a.m.  Raleigh County Sheriff’s Deputies have identified the person who was killed when a car crashed into the Sophia Bingo Hall on Thursday night.  Investigators said Linda Keen died of injuries she received in the accident.

According to Deputies, A vehicle driven by Peggy Griffin was pulling onto Main Street in Sophia when she was hit by another vehicle.  After her car was hit, Ms. Griffin’s car accelerated and hit a car in the parking lot of the bingo hall before going up on the sidewalk and crashing through the wall of the hall hitting several people inside.

The case is being investigated by the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office, Sophia Police Department and the West Virginia State Police.

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UPDATE 5/11 9:00 a.m. According to the the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office, a person has passed away after a car crashed into a side of a building in Raleigh County.

Raleigh County Sheriff Scott Van Meter tells 59News the person was killed when a car crashed into the Sophia City Bingo Hall Thursday night.

A witness who saw the incident told 59News a car was pulling out of the Sophia City Bingo Hall when it hit another car, spun around, and crashed into the garage door of the building.

Sheriff Van Meter tells 59News his office will release more details on the crash and the identity of the victim this afternoon.

Stay with 59News on this developing story.

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UPDATE 5/10 10:40 P.M.  According to the captain of the Sophia Volunteer Fire Department, twelve people are injured.

There is still no word on the extent of the injuries.

A witness who saw the incident told 59News a car was pulling out of the Sophia City Bingo Hall when it hit another car, spun around, and crashed into the garage door of the building.


A car reportedly crashed into a side of a building in Raleigh County and injured several people.

According to Raleigh County Dispatchers, the call came in around 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 10.

A vehicle reportedly ran through a wall at the Sophia City Bingo Hall in Sophia.

Dispatchers reported there are several injuries.

Sophia Volunteer Fire Department, Coal City Fire Department, Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department, West Virginia State Police, Best Ambulance, and Jan Care Ambulance responded to the scene.

Stay with 59News on this developing story.

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