UPDATE: Tractor-Trailer Overturns on W.Va. Turnpike

By: Eric Fossell Email
By: Eric Fossell Email

UPDATE 10/15/12 @ 9:50 p.m.
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The driver of a tractor-trailer that overturned Monday night on the West Virginia Turnpike was taken to a Charleston hospital, Metro 911 dispatchers say.

The extent of that driver's injuries was unknown.

The accident happened about 8:15 p.m. Monday in the northbound lanes near the 80 1/2-mile marker. That is near the Sharon exit.

The overturned tractor-trailer did not block oncoming traffic, and the northbound lanes remained open.

As of 9:45 p.m. Monday, crews were waiting on heavy equipment to help remove the tractor-trailer from the side of the roadway.

West Virginia State Police troopers responded to the accident.

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A tractor-trailer is overturned Monday night on the West Virginia Turnpike, and the driver was trapped inside the cab, West Virginia Parkways Authority dispatchers say.

The crash was reported about 8:15 p.m. Monday near the 80 1/2-mile marker in the northbound lanes. That is near the Sharon exit.

The extent of the driver’s injuries was unknown.

West Virginia State Police troopers are on the scene.

The wreckage is off of the roadway and is not blocking traffic.

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