UPDATE: 5 injured, road reopens after crash in I-64 construction area

Published: Jun. 18, 2018 at 1:18 PM EDT
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UPDATE 6/18/18 @ 1:59 p.m.

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.

Keep checking WSAZ Mobile and WSAZ.com for the latest information.