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UPDATE: I-64 Reopens after Multi-Vehicle Crash

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 2/18/13 @ 10:30 a.m.
BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Interstate 64 has reopened after what emergency crews are calling two separate accidents.

The crashes happened just before 9:30 a.m. in the eastbound lanes near the 17 mile marker which is just west of the Merritt's Creek exit.

Four cars and a tanker truck are involved in what police say is two separate crashes. Three people have reportedly been taken to local hospitals.

One lane was closed for a short time, but is has since reopened.

No word on what caused the crashes.

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ORIGINAL STORY
BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Emergency crews are on the scene of a crash involving several vehicles and a tanker truck crash near exit 18, the Merritt's Creek exit, of I-64 near Barboursville.

The crash is in the eastbound lanes near the 17 mile marker which is just west of the exit. It happened just before 9:30 Monday morning.

We're told four cars and a tanker truck are involved in what police say is two separate crashes

Barboursville Police tell WSAZ.com the initial crash involved a the semi and car. Two other cars then got into an accident trying to avoid the initial accident.

Three people have reportedly been taken to local hospitals.

One lane is closed at this time. Traffic is moving very slowly in the other lane.

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