WSAZ reports that the accident happened at about 1:15 p.m. along Interstate 77 on the off-ramp of the Edens Fork exit. The truck driver lost control of the vehicle, causing it to overturn and spill its load of frozen turkeys all over the roadway.
The truck driver was injured in the accident and had to be transported to a local hospital for treatment. The driver’s injuries are said to be minor.
Emergency response crews were on the scene to clear the debris from the accident and remove the truck from the off-ramp. The off-ramp had to be closed until around midnight.
The cause of the accident remains to be determined as investigations are ongoing by local authorities.
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.
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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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