Driver Killed in I-77 Tractor-Trailer Crash
Young Man Killed in I-77 Truck Crash in West Virginia
A 20-year-old man died when a tractor-trailer struck the car he was driving on November 18 along Interstate 77 near Sissonville, the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office and several news outlets report.
According to a news release, the truck accident was reported at 8:45 p.m. near mile marker 111. Only the two vehicles were involved in the crash.
The tractor-trailer was hauling fruit and traveling north when it left the road, crossed a grassy median and struck a Toyota Corolla that was traveling in the south-bound lanes, the release states.
The truck driver said he was trying to adjust his defrost due to fog on his windshield when his tractor-trailer went off the road.
The tractor-trailer struck the Corolla on the driver's side. The driver was pronounced dead on the scene.
The passenger was taken to the Charleston Area Medical Center General Division, the sheriff's office reports. The passenger remains in serious condition, according to WSAZ.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was taken to CAMC General as well to be treated for a head injury, WSAZ reports. The truck driver was not wearing a seat belt, the news station states.
The authorities closed the south-bound lanes for several hours. The accident remains under investigation, the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office reports.
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