One Dead After Early Morning Crash Near Sissonville, Names Released

UPDATE 9/2/14 @ 4:35 p.m.
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office has released the names of a couple involved in a deadly crash Tuesday.

The crash happened about 4:15 a.m. on Interstate 77 just before the Tupper's Creek exit.

Investigators say Susan Copley, 38, of Man, lost control of her vehicle, went into the median and rolled several times.

"The vehicle rolled approximately six times. And then on the 6th time, it landed back upright," Cpl. J.L. Lester with the Sheriff's Office said.

Her husband, Jonathan Copley, 44, was in the passenger seat. Deputies say the seat was reclined, and that he may have been resting.

Investigators say he was not wearing a seat belt. He was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene.

Susan Copley was taken to CAMC General. There's no word on her condition.

The southbound lanes of the interstate were shut down for several hours, but reopened just before 8 a.m.



UPDATE 9/2/14 @ 9 a.m
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- It appears a vehicle flipped six times before crashing along Interstate 77.

The crash was reported about 4:15 a.m. Tuesday just before the Tupper's Creek exit.

Kanawha County Sheriff's Deputies tell WSAZ.com the passenger was not wearing his seatbelt and was thrown from the back glass of the vehicle. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputies say the passenger seat was in the recline position, believing he might have been resting.

The driver was wearing a seatbelt and she was taken to CAMC General. Her injuries were not life threatening.

Deputies say the couple was married.

Their names have not been released.

The southbound lanes of I-77 were closed for several hours while crews were on the scene.

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UPDATE 9/2/14 @ 7:50 a.m.
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The southbound lanes of Interstate 77 are back open to traffic after an early morning fatal crash.

The crash was reported about 4:15 a.m. Tuesday between Pocatalico and Tuppers Creek exits.

Kanawha County Sheriff's Deputies tell WSAZ.com a woman was headed south on I-77, just past the Pocatalico exit, when she lost control, ran into the median and then came back onto road, before she flipped the vehicle several times.

A man, who was a passenger, was thrown from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to deputies. The woman driving was taken to the hospital. Her condition has not been released.

The southbound lanes of I-77 were closed for several hours while crews were on the scene.

I-77 reopened at 7:45 a.m., but at that time southbound traffic was moving very slowly.

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UPDATE 9/2/14 @ 7:15 a.m.
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused a fatal accident on Interstate 77 in Kanawha County.

The crash was reported about 4:15 a.m. Tuesday between Pocatalico and Tuppers Creek exits.

Kanawha County Sheriff's Deputies tell WSAZ.com a woman was headed south on I-77, just past the Pocatalico exit, when she lost control, ran into the median and then came back onto road, before she flipped the vehicle several times.

A man, who was a passenger, was thrown from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to deputies. The woman driving was taken to the hospital. Her condition has not been released.

Right now, the southbound lanes of I-77 are closed between Pocatalico and Tuppers Creek exits.

A detour has been set up for drivers. Emergency crews say drivers should get off at the Pocatalico exit and take Route 21 South to the Tupper's Creek entry ramp of I-77.

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ORIGINAL STORY
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Emergency crews are responding to a fatal crash on I-77 between Pocatalico and Tuppers Creek exits.

Crews tells WSAZ.com that one person has died and another is being taken to the hospital. The accident happened around 4:15 a.m. Tuesday.

I-77 Southbound lanes are closed between Pocatalico and Tuppers Creek exits.

A detour is in place. Emergency crews say to get off at the Pocatalico exit and take Route 21 South to the Tupper's Creek entry ramp. At this point you can get back on I-77 South.

We have a crew on the scene working to get more information.

Be sure to click back at WSAZ.com for the latest.


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