WBOY reports that the incident occurred at around 7 a.m. on Interstate 79, close to mile marker 157 amid the Star City exit and the Pennsylvania state line. Exactly how many vehicles were involved in the accident is unclear. The accident report indicates that a vehicle overturned from the impact. Further details of how the accident happened are not yet available.
Whether or not anyone was injured in the crash is also unclear. The names of those involved in the accident have not yet been revealed to the public.
Whether or not negligence was a factor and charges will be filed in connection with this accident is currently unknown. The root of the accident remains unresolved as the crash is undergoing investigations by officials with the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department.
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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