Ten people were injured when a pickup truck struck a vehicle stopped at an intersection and forced that car into a third.
The three-vehicle accident occurred 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Quincy Hollow Road and U.S. 60 in Kanawha County, said Cpl. Brian Humphreys of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office.
A Chevrolet Silverado pickup driven by Heather Marchal, 29, of Campbells Creek started the chain reaction wreck, police said. Marchal and her five children ranging in age from 8 months to 11 years as well as four occupants in the other vehicles were all transported to area hospitals.
During an inventory of Marchal's vehicle, indications of illegal drug use were found. During testing at the state police laboratory one substance was identified as heroin. Also, questions were raised about the use of child safety seats.
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources sent Child Protective Services investigators to the hospital on the night of the accident.
"As of this date, no charges have been sought in the matter," Humphreys said. "An investigation is ongoing into circumstances surrounding the crash."Anyone with further information is asked to contact Deputy S.W. Hunter at 304-357-0169.