UPDATE: 5 injured, road reopens after crash in I-64 construction area
The interstate is back open after a crash in the I-64 construction area of Putnam County.
Multiple people are injured after an accident between the Hurricane and Teays Valley exits Monday.
A West Virginia State Police trooper tells WSAZ five people were taken to the hospital.
Investigators believe the driver who caused the crash had a medical emergency.
Four people, including that driver, were taken by ambulance to the hospital.
A West Virginia Division of Highways worker was also taken to the hospital. He was taken by a co-worker and is believed to have minor injuries. Troopers say the worker was inside his vehicle sitting in the construction zone behind a work crew when he was hit.
Troopers believe all of the injuries are minor except for the driver who is believed to have had a medical emergency. Investigators say that driver has serious injuries.
WVSP, Hurricane Police, Milton Police, Hurricane Fire, and Putnam County EMS all responded.
The accident caused a traffic backup for several miles, but drivers are now moving again.
There are multiple injuries due to a crash on I-64 in Putnam County.
The eastbound lanes of I-64 are closed in the Hurricane area and causing a traffic backup for miles.
Dispatchers say at least two vehicles are involved and there are "multiple injuries."
It happened at about 12:30 p.m. Monday.
The crash is between the Hurricane and Teays Valley exits. That's between exit 34 (Hurricane - Co. 19) and exit 39 (WV 34 - Winfield/Teays Valley - Scott Depot.)
The accident, which is in the construction zone, involves a Division of Highways worker according to dispatchers. It's unclear if a worker was hit, a DOH vehicle was hit, or what the circumstances are.
Hurricane Fire and Putnam County EMS are on scene.
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