I-79 Northbound lanes reopens after tractor trailer turns over

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UPDATE 7:55 A.M. MAY, 5, 2020: New details have been released after a tractor trailer crashed Monday morning along I-79.

The empty vehicle used to carry brine, was driven by 59-year-old Barry Asbury of Charleston, WV.  No word on his medical condition, or what caused the crash.

No others were injured and no other property or vehicles were damaged during the crash.


UPDATE 11:50 A.M. MAY, 4, 2020: I-79 Northbound lanes have since reopened.

KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – Crews are responding to an accident along I-79.

According to dispatchers, a tractor trailer turned over around 6:15 this morning in the Elkview area.

Dispatchers say the tractor trailer was the only vehicle involved. We’re told the driver was transported to a local hospital. No word on his condition.

Dispatchers did not say when the interstate would reopen.

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