I-79 North Back Open after Crash near Clendenin

By: Jeremy Edwards Email
By: Jeremy Edwards Email

UPDATE 11/27/13 @ 5:20 p.m.
CLENDENIN, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- I-79 is back open after a rollover crash near Clendenin.

The crash was reported about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Crews on the scene say the driver of a truck lost control in the southbound lanes, hit a patch of ice, and the truck flipped onto its top in the northbound lanes.

The driver was ejected from the truck. The passenger was trapped and had to be freed by firefighters.

Both were sent to the hospital. No word on their names or conditions.

Crews on the scene reported black ice in the area. They are now putting salt on the road in an effort to prevent further crashes.

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ORIGINAL STORY 11/27/13 @ 4:25 p.m.
CLENDENIN, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Two people have been thrown from a car after a rollover crash on I-79 near Clendenin.

It happened about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Dispatchers tell WSAZ.com, the driver of the car lost control and rolled over.

The northbound lanes are closed in the area.

Dispatchers say they have gotten several reports of black ice in the area.

It is not clear if the ice contributed to the crash.

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