September 22, 2011 - Charleston, W.Va. - A West Virginia State University student was killed in a multi-vehicle car accident on Monday, September 19.
WBOY reports that the accident happened early Monday morning on Interstate 64. Several vehicles crashed on the interstate. Further details of how the accident occurred are not available.
Zachary Hudnall, 25, of Putnam County, was critically injured in the accident and rushed to Charleston Area Medical Center. He was pronounced dead in the hospital Tuesday afternoon.
According to Metro 911 dispatchers, the truck that caused the accident fled the scene. The truck had been driving on the interstate with no lights on.
Whether or not anyone else was injured in the accident is unclear. The crash is under ongoing investigation with local authorities. Police continue to search for the driver of the truck that caused the accident. Investigations are being handled by authorities in Charleston.
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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