One lane reopened following fiery crash on W.Va. Turnpike

Fiery crash closes part of WV Turnpike
Published: Sep. 14, 2021 at 8:42 AM EDT
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KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Crews are clearing the roadway Tuesday afternoon following a fiery crash involving a tractor-trailer on the West Virginia Turnpike.

The accident happened just before 8:30 a.m. near Standard, West Virginia.

One southbound lane has been reopened following the crash.

Crews say it shouldn’t be too much longer before the fast lane is reopened as well.

Crews tell the WSAZ crew at the scene the tractor-trailer was hauling pizza boxes.

Video was captured by a WSAZ viewer of the fiery scene and sent into the newsroom.

The driver was taken to the hospital.

No word on what caused the accident.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A tractor trailer overturned and caught on fire early Tuesday, causing one direction of the West Virginia Turnpike to be shut down.

It happened around 8:20 a.m. Tuesday near Standard, West Virginia.

According to dispatchers with the West Virginia Turnpike the driver had minor injuries.

The southbound lanes of the turnpike are shut down.

It’s unclear at this time how long the southbound lanes will be closed.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.

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