UPDATE: (1:40 p.m. Dec. 21, 2022) – Jackson County, West Virginia, Sheriff Ross Mellinger says I-77 has reopened following a fatal concrete truck crash this morning.

The concrete truck was the only vehicle involved in the crash. Officials say the vehicle went through a guardrail and down an embankment on I-77 S near the 139-mile marker.

The victim’s name has not yet been released.

JACKSON COUNTY, WV. (WOWK) – Jackson County dispatch confirms one man is dead after a concrete truck went through a guardrail and down the embankment on I-77.

Dispatch tells 13 News only one vehicle was involved in the crash. The call came in around 7 a.m. Wednesday, and the crash happened along I-77 Southbound near mile marker 139.

Ripley Fire Chief Rick Gobble says that the victim is a 40-year-old man from Meigs County.

Only the slow lane southbound at the crash site is blocked.

Ripley, Sandyville, and Cottageville fire departments responded along with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.