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UPDATE: Truck Driver Dies After Being Hit by Passing Semi, Name Released

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

UPDATE 3/9/12 @ 11 a.m.
PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Putnam County Sheriff's Deputies have released the name of the man hit and killed along Route 35.

The accident happened about 10:30 p.m. near Hurricane Creek Road.

Sheriff's Deputies tell WSAZ.com Troy Hudson, 57, of Huntington, was near the cab, by the door of his semi, when another truck clipped his door mirrors and knocked him off. The tractor trailer then ran over Hudson.

No one was charged in the accident.



UPDATE 3/8/12 @ 10:20 a.m.
PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Putnam County Sheriff's Deputies are still trying to identify a truck driver who was hit on Route 35 late Wednesday night.

The accident happened about 10:30 p.m. near Hurricane Creek Road.

Sheriff's Deputies tell WSAZ.com the victim was near the cab, by the door of his semi when another truck clipped his door mirrors and knocked him off. The tractor trailer then ran over the man.

The driver pulled off the road to help the victim. Another driver stopped to help the victim as well, but the man did not survive the accident.

Deputies are still trying to identify the man so they can notify his family.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.



ORIGINAL STORY 3/8/12 @ 7 a.m.
PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A semi-truck driver was killed after being hit by another semi on Route 35.

911 dispatchers told WSAZ.com it happened about 10:30 Wednesday night near Hurricane Creek Road.

They said the driver was standing outside his truck when he was hit by a passing semi.

Names haven't been released. No word yet on whether any charges will be filed.

The Putnam County Sheriff's Department is investigating.

Route 35 was shut down until about 12:30 Thursday morning.

Keep checking back at WSAZ.com for the latest information.


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