Police Identify Passenger Injured In Sunday Morning Wheeling Crash

WHEELING — Wheeling police have identified the passenger severely injured Sunday morning following an alleged drunk driving crash in the city.

A report from the Wheeling Police Department indicates Tanner Young, 26, was in the passenger seat of a car driven by Allison Coen, 23, of Wheeling.

Coen, according to police, drove into the back of a box truck on National Road around 2 a.m. Sunday.

Young was unresponsive and initially described as ‘severely injured’ by police when they arrived on scene.

The incident report states that Young suffered severe injuries to his neck and skull, and he was taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

Coen was alert and talkative at the site of the crash. Police said Coen described herself as having “no pain, very drunk,” and that she had “less than 10” vodka cranberry drinks before getting behind the wheel.

During a blood draw, Coen allegedly claimed several times to the police, nurses and her father that she was drunk and should not have been driving, police said.

On Sunday, Coen was charged with DUI causing serious injury. The investigation is ongoing.


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