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UPDATE: Six People Hurt in I-77 Accident, Names Released

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

UPDATE 9/27/12 @ 11:08 a.m.
JACKSON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Six people were taken to the hospital after an accident along Interstate 77 in Jackson County.

The accident was reported about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday near the Ravenswood/Silverton exit.

Jackson County Sheriff's Deputies say Tasha Mitchell, of Hocking Ohio, was traveling north, when she lost control and struck the side of a tractor trailer. The vehicle rolled on its top before traveling several hundred feet before colliding with a cable in the median.

The impact caused the driver of the semi to also lose control and cross the median before rolling on its side, blocking both southbound lanes.

Mitchell, and the four passengers in her car, Corey Cowan, Gabriella Calloway, Shannon Ewing and Paige Price were all taken to the hospital.

The driver of the semi, Isreal Ruiz, of Texas, was also taken to the hospital.

None of the injuries were considered life threatening.

Deputies say speed could have been a factor in the crash.



UPDATE 9/27/12 @ 5:45 a.m.
JACKSON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Interstate 77 is back open after an accident closed both southbound lanes Wednesday night.

The crash happened about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday.

A Jackson County 911 dispatcher told WSAZ.com the road closure near the 146 mile marker was cleared overnight.

Apparently no one was injured when a tractor-trailer turned over.

Jackson County Sheriff's deputies and West Virginia State Police responded to the crash.



ORIGINAL STORY 9/26/12
JACKSON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A tractor-trailer rollover accident has closed both southbound lanes of Interstate 77 late Wednesday night at the Ravenswood exit, Jackson County 911 dispatchers tell WSAZ.com.

The accident happened about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday.

No one appears to be hurt.

The road closure is near the 146-mile marker.

Jackson County Sheriff's deputies and West Virginia State Police are at the scene.

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