Deputies: Man who died after head-on Greenbrier Street crash was driving stolen vehicle

Kanawha County deputies say Joseph William Dustin, 20, of St. Albans died after the Greenbrier Street crash Tuesday. They said he was driving a stolen vehicle. (WCHS/WVAH)

Kanawha County deputies released the name of the person who died after a head-on crash on Greenbrier Street and said he was driving a stolen vehicle.

Joseph William Dustin, 20, of St. Albans died after the crash that occurred about 6:20 a.m. Tuesday near Capitol Flea Market, according to a news release from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office.

Two vehicles were involved in the head-on collision, and both drivers were trapped in the wreckage of their cars. A gray Subaru Outback and a Blue Jeep Wrangler were in the roadway along with debris from both vehicles.

When a deputy arrived, firefighters were still trying to remove the drivers. When they were removed, both were transported to Charleston Area Medical Center’s General Hospital for treatment. The crash scene was examined by a reconstruction expert, who concluded the Subaru drove into the opposite lane striking the Jeep.

The driver of the Jeep was interviewed at the hospital and said he was traveling south on Greenbrier Street when the Subaru came toward him in his lane causing the crash. The Subaru was being driven north on Greenbrier Street.

The driver of the Subaru, Dustin, was pronounced dead at the hospital about 8:30 a.m. He died as an apparent result of his injuries, though an autopsy will be conducted and reveal the cause of death.

Deputies said the Subaru he was driving was reported stolen Monday to the Nitro Police Department. That investigation is ongoing through the Nitro Police Department.

There were no other passengers in the vehicles. Deputies said though how the crash occurred was revealed through evidence at the scene, why the crash occurred is still unknown.

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