UPDATE: February 12, 2020, 1:45 p.m.: The Mason County Sheriff’s Department has released the name of the person killed in a tractor-trailer crash yesterday on Route 35 near the area of 3 Mile Bridge in Mason County.
The sheriff’s office says Yasin I. Bey, 44, of Baskerville, Virginia, died when his tractor-trailer crashed off 3 Mile Bridge. Deputies say when they arrived on the scene, they found the tractor-trailer burning under the bridge. Initial reports said the vehicle “went off the bridge and exploded.”
The crash remains under investigation.
MASON COUNTY, W.Va. (WOWK) – The Department of Highways says all lanes are closed on Route 35 near the area of 3 Mile Bridge in Mason County due to a fatal tractor-trailer crash.
Both northbound and southbound lanes while first responders perform re-enactment and crews assess the damage to the bridge.
West Virginia 511 says traffic is being detoured onto Route 817. DOH crews will be monitoring the traffic along the detour and will provide the necessary services to keep traffic moving.
Additional information will be provided as soon as it becomes available.