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POLICE: Driver Involved in Huntington Crash Remains Critical

UPDATE 12/3/13 @ 11:45 a.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Huntington Police say a driver of a car ran a red light, causing a crash that has left him in critical condition in the hospital.

The crash happened around 5:15 a.m. Monday.

Police say William Scott Bishop, 22, of Huntington, ran a red light at the intersection of 5th Avenue and Hal Greer Boulevard.

Bishop was driving north on Hal Greer Blvd. when he was hit by a semi traveling east on 5th Avenue.

Bishop is in critical condition at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured.

The road was shut down for several hours while crews worked reconstruct the accident.

No other information is being released at this time.

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UPDATE 12/2/13 @ 11 a.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – A major intersection near the Marshall University campus in Huntington is back open following a crash between a semi and car early Monday morning.

The crash happened at the intersection of 5th Ave. and Hal Greer Blvd at 5:15 a.m.

Huntington Police have reopened Hal Greer Boulevard, along with two lanes of 5th Avenue.

We’re told the car was heading north on Hal Greer Boulevard and the semi, east on 5th Avenue.

The driver of the car was trapped and had to be freed by firefighters. That person was taken to the hospital unconscious. Police are still working to identify that driver.

Cpl Eddie Bradshaw tells WSAZ.com that investigators believe one of the vehicles ran a red light at the intersection, but at this time they do not which one.

Bradshaw also says investigators will be looking at video from the cab of the semi to see if they can tell who is at fault.

Police say there were no passengers in the car.

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UPDATE 12/2/13 @ 7:45 a.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – A major intersection near the Marshall University campus in Huntington is closed following a crash between a semi and car early Monday morning.

The crash happened at the intersection of 5th Ave. and Hal Greer Blvd at 5:15 a.m.

5th Avenue is closed at 15th Street; drivers can get back on 5th Avenue at John Marshall Drive.

Hal Greer Boulevard is closed between the 4/12 alley and 6th Avenue.

Crash investigators are currently on the scene. They say the intersection should be closed until about 10 a.m.

We’re told the car was heading north on Hal Greer Boulevard and the semi, east on 5th Avenue.

The driver of the car was trapped and had to be freed by firefighters. That person was taken to the hospital. There is no word on their condition.

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ORIGINAL STORY 12/2/13 @ 6:44 a.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A wreck early Monday morning in Huntington hurt one person and caused the intersection of 5th Ave. and Hal Greer Blvd. to be temporarily shut down.

Police say the crash involved a car and a tractor trailer. Investigators are on the scene, though there is no word on what caused the wreck.

Officers suggest that 6th Ave. or 7th Ave. be used as an alternate to 5th Ave. until the intersection is reopened, which police say may not happen until later in the morning.

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