Kancso jailed for DUI crash


BUCKHANNON — A Crawford woman remains jailed for DUI causing serious bodily injury on Sunday evening.  Makyna Layne Kancso, age 25, allegedly caused a crash at the intersection of Route 20 and Buckhannon Crossroads minutes after smoking heroin. 

According to court documents, Kancso’s vehicle was reportedly all over the roadway before she ran through the red light and collided with a turning vehicle.  When Sgt. Posey and Officer Kraemer arrived on scene, the accused was blue in the face and did not appear to be breathing, which they speculated was the cause of the accident.  The report said Kancso was administered Narcan and color returned to her face when she began to breathe again.

After being mirandized, the criminal complaint said Kancso told officers she believed that she overdosed on heroin and went unconscious just prior to the MVA. 

A passenger of the opposing vehicle was subsequently transported by ALS (Advanced Life Support) from St. Joseph’s Hospital Emergency Department to J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. 

Magistrate Mike Coffman set bond in the amount of $75,000.  If convicted of DUI causing serious bodily injury, Kancso faces confinement in the penitentiary for not less than two, nor more than 10 years and a fine of $1,000-$3,000. 

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