UPDATE (Nov. 3, 2022, 10:55 a.m.): Authorities have identified a man killed in a crash on I-77/I-64 Tuesday, Nov. 1.
West Virginia State Police say the driver, identified as Larry Hailey, 59, of Belle was taking the exit from the interstate at mile-marker 96 when his truck struck the metal divider. The truck then overturned onto the drivers side and came to a stop against the guardrail before catching fire, troopers say.
According to WVSP, bystanders were able to remove Hailey from the vehicle, but troopers say he died of his injuries on the scene.
The investigation remains ongoing, WVSP says.
UPDATE (Nov. 1, 2022, 6:00 p.m.): I-64 E/I-77 S has reopened after a fatal crash near the Midland Trail exit.
Authorities on scene say only one vehicle pulling a trailer was involved in the crash and the driver was the only occupant.
The driver’s identity is not being released at this time until the family has been notified.
UPDATE (Nov. 1, 2022, 4:00 p.m.): A fatal crash on I-64 E/I-77 S near Malden is causing traffic backup on the interstate as well as on MacCorkle Avenue SE in Kanawha City.
The roadway is still closed at this time.
West Virginia 511 traffic cameras show traffic backup between the Greenbrier Street exit in Charleston and Mile Marker 95 near the far end of Kanawha City.
Traffic cameras show most cars getting off the 35th Street Bridge exit in Kanawha City. It is expected that MacCorkle Avenue SE will have heavier traffic due to the road closure.
This is a developing story. Updates will be provided as more information comes in.
KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) — One person has died in a crash on I-77 in Kanawha County.
According to Kanawha County dispatchers, the crash happened around 2:50 p.m. near the 96 mile-marker. Dispatchers say the vehicle is on fire in the roadway.
Dispatchers say the crash has closed the Midland Trail exit of I-77S. There is no word on when the roadway will reopen.
13 News has a crew at the scene and will update this article as we learn more details.