UPDATE – (7:50 P.M. DEC. 9, 2021) – The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office has identified a man who died in a crash on Route 60 East this afternoon as 92-year-old Harold Taylor of Campbells Creek.

UPDATE – (5:08 P.M. DEC. 9, 2021) – Authorities say Route 60 East has reopened after a fatal wrong-way crash this afternoon that left one person dead and injured two others.

MALDEN, WV (WOWK) – One person has died after a crash on Route 60 East in Kanawha County.

According to the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened around 1:39 p.m. just east of the Malden exit.

Deputies say a vehicle traveling the wrong way struck a truck traveling east. Officials say the driver of the vehicle traveling the wrong way was pronounced dead at the scene and two people in the other vehicle were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The KSCO says the road is expected to remain closed for approximately two hours, and traffic is being diverted into Malden. Drivers are asked to plan to take alternate routes and prepare for heavy traffic.

The crash is being investigated and no names are being released at this time.