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EXCLUSIVE: Family mourns expecting mother after fatal Elkview, WV car crash

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The family of an expecting mother who died Saturday night in a car crash on Frame Road in Elkview, West Virginia spoke exclusively to 13 News about the hardship they are facing.

"It was completely a big shock when the officer came to the door. He was trying to tell me she was gone and I didn't want to believe," said Michael Pulley, the fiance of Poling. 

For Michael Pauley, it feels like a never-ending nightmare. His fiance, Candy Poling, died in a fatal car crash Saturday night.

"She was so strong. It was almost like she was indestructible," said Pauley.

Deputies say Poling was driving along Frame Road near the intersection of Pequonia Drive when her car collided with another.

The site of the crash was only yards away from her front door. She was declared dead at the scene.

"Literally 32 seconds and she would have been here," said Pauley.

Poling's family says she on her way home from work at the time. She was a nursing student at the University of Charleston and worked two jobs at two hospitals. She also had two daughters, a 4-year-old and an 11-year-old, as well as a third child on the way.

"No matter what she was doing, school or work, she was always there for her kids," said Pauley.

The kitchen table inside their home is proof of Poling's nurturing personality. Hours before her accident and before working a double-shift at the hospital, she made sure to decorate for her daughter's birthday party.

 "She was the kind of person that she got in her head to do something, she was going to do it no matter what. We're all going to remember her as an incredibly strong, bright, shinning star and we're all going to miss her," said Pauley.

Deputies have not released the name of the other driver involved because she is a juvenile.
The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office is still investigating what caused the collision.



Kanawha County Sheriff's Office says one person has been killed and two others are reported injured in a head on collision that happened in the area of Frame Road and Pequonia Drive in Elkview, WV.

The accident happened around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 26 according to law enforcement reports.

Deputies say the fatal victim in the accident has been identified as 28-year-old Candy Lachea Poling. At least one of the other two unidentified victims in the accident is under the age of 18. However, investigators say they are not releasing the names of the injured parties at this time.

Additionally, the cause of the accident has not been released.



Emergency crews were called to the scene of a head on accident along Frame Road and Pequonia Drive in Elkview, WV just before 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

According to dispatchers several injuries have been reported, the extent of those injuries is not yet known. Frame Road in the area of Pequonia Drive has been shut down.

The Kanawha County Sheriff Department is investigating.

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