The Charleston Daily Mail reports that the crash occurred at about 5:45 a.m. on the West Virginia Turnpike, near Tamarack. According to a spokesperson for the West Virginia Parkways Authority, the 2 tractor trailers collided in the southbound lanes close to mile marker 48. One of the trucks then burst into flames.
The spokesperson also told the Daily Mail that no major injuries were reported in connection with this accident.
Both of the southbound lanes on the Turnpike were blocked to traffic following the accident. Reports indicate that one of the lanes was reopened by 8 a.m.
Officials with the West Virginia State Police, the West Virginia Parkways Authority, the Bradley Volunteer Fire Department and Pack Volunteer Fire Department were on the scene in response to the crash.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2009 West Virginia Crash Statistics show that there were 356 fatalities as a result of car accidents in West Virginia.
In an effort to raise awareness of common factors in serious and fatal car accidents in West Virginia, our firm routinely publishes news items about traffic crashes in our region.
Common West Virginia accidents include, but are not limited to:
- single-car crashes;
- tractor-trailer accidents;
- accidents caused by hazardous road conditions; and
- distracted driver crashes.
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