PUTNAM COUNTY, WV (WOWK) Update 9:00 p.m.: The Putnam County Sheriff has released more details about a deadly crash on I-64 late Tuesday morning.
Deputies say an SUV rear ended a dump truck at the Bill’s Creek Road overpass on westbound I-64. Both occupants of the SUV were trapped and had to be cut out of the vehicle by emergency personnel. The driver was seriously injured and was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington. The passenger died from her injuries on the scene.
The crash remains under investigation.
PUTNAM COUNTY, WV (WOWK) Update 1:16 p.m.: Putnam County Sheriff’s Department confirms to 13 News that one person has died and another person is in critical condition after a two-vehicle crash on I-64 Tuesday morning.
Westbound lanes reopened an hour after being closed due to the accident.
KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) Update 12:01 p.m.: Westbound lanes on I-64 have reopened after being closed for a few hours due to a multi-vehicle accident.
KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) — Metro 911 says the westbound lanes at the Saint Albans exit on I-64 are closed down due to a multi-vehicle accident.
The accident resulted in injuries, but the extent of those injuries is unknown at this time.
There is no estimated time for when the lanes will be reopened.
Officials say to avoid the area if possible.