UPDATE: Eastbound I-64 Lanes Reopen Near 29th Street Exit in Huntington

By: WSAZ News Staff; Andrew Colegrove Email
By: WSAZ News Staff; Andrew Colegrove Email
Officers say a man driving a truck lost control and crossed the middle barrier, crashing into the eastbound lanes. The crash was reported just before 6 p.m. Friday.

WSAZ Photo/Andrew Colegrove

UPDATE 7/18/14 @ 9:10 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The eastbound lanes of Interstate 64 have reopened Friday night in the area where a pickup truck crashed earlier that evening, Cabell County 911 dispatchers say.

Both lanes were closed more than two hours near the 29th Street exit as police investigated the crash.

It happened just before 6 p.m. Friday when a man driving the pickup truck lost control and crossed the cable median barrier, crashing into the eastbound lanes.

Police say the man was ejected and taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

The crash happened just east of the 29th Street exit. No other cars were involved.

A couple drivers who witnessed the crash say their cars could've easily been hit if the timing had been just slightly different or if they weren't focused on the road.

"I was just thinking as it was happening, if I'd been distracted for a second by my phone, I could easily have gotten hit head-on," Brian Porter said.

"I couldn't say anything but oh my God, oh my God, because all I saw was this truck flying through the air, turn after turn,” Betti Ferri, who was driving four grandchildren in her van, said. “I see a body fly out, and I'm just very thankful that nothing happened to us with my babies in the car."



ORIGINAL STORY 7/18/14 @ 7:17 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A crash Friday evening has closed the eastbound lanes of Interstate 64 near the 29th Street exit, police at the scene tell WSAZ.com.

Officers say a man driving a truck lost control and crossed the middle barrier, crashing into the eastbound lanes. The crash was reported just before 6 p.m. Friday. It happened just east of the 29th Street exit.

No other cars were involved.

The man was taken to the hospital with what officials are calling serious injuries.

As of 7:30 p.m., Cabell County dispatchers said the eastbound lanes could remain closed for a considerable amount of time as the investigation continues.

Traffic, including on U.S. 60, is extremely congested in that area.

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