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UPDATE: I-64 East Between St. Albans and Nitro Have Reopened

UPDATE 9/20/13 @ 8:00 a.m.
NITRO, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Both eastbound lanes of I-64 are back open after a three-car crash.

The accident happened at 5:15 a.m. Friday between St. Albans and Nitro.

Emergency crews on the scene tell WSAZ.com the crash happened when a Chevy Tahoe hit a bridge, knocking a steel plate into the road.

A Toyota car's oil pan was knocked off when the car hit the plate.

A commercial box truck hit the back of the Toyota. The driver of the Toyota was taken to the hospital.

The driver of the Chevy Tahoe left the scene of the crash.

At one point, traffic was backed-up beyond the Winfield interchange of I-64.

It also affected traffic on Route 60, as drivers tried to get around the crash.



ORIGINAL STORY 9/20/13
UPDATE 9/20/13 6:35 a.m.
NITRO, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The left lane of I-64 East between St. Albans and Nitro has reopened. Both eastbound lanes in that area had been closed since about 5:15 a.m. Friday when a car crash shut down traffic.

It's unknown when the right lane will reopen.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.



ORIGINAL STORY 9/20/13 6:19 a.m.
NITRO, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A car wreck on I-64 East has shut down traffic between St. Albans and Nitro.

It happened about 5:15 a.m. Friday. According to Nitro police, the driver of an SUV struck part of a bridge, knocking a portion of a steel plate onto the road before leaving the scene of the crash.

Investigators say an oncoming car then ran over that steel plate, which knocked off its oil pan. A truck traveling behind the car wasn't able to stop in time and rear-ended it.

The driver of the car was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

There's no word on when the closed section of I-64 East will re-open.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.


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