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Shana Cowley Passes Away

SISSONVILLE, W.Va. - Kanawha County Sheriff's Deputies are trying to figure out how a woman fell out of a moving car Wednesday afternoon, causing her death.

It happened just before 3 p.m. on Derricks Creek Road in Sissonville.

Lieutenant Sean Crosier tells that 22-year-old Shana Cowley of Sissonville fell out of the passenger side of the car while a friend was driving. No one else was in the car.

Crosier says the driver of the car pulled over and called for help after Cowley fell out. She was conscious at the scene, but was taken to the hospital by ambulance where she died.

Right now, Crosier says investigators are trying to determine if Cowley jumped out on her own or if she was pushed.

Investigators are reconstructing the accident scene to see how fast the car was moving at the time of the incident. Crosier says the driver was not under the influence of alcohol at the time.

The driver's name has not been released yet.

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Shana Cowley is the sister of well-known exhibitor Justin Cowley, the longtime partner of CH Colonel Hoss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Cowley family. More details to follow as they become available.

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