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UPDATE: Man involved in deadly Charleston garbage truck crash pleads not guilty

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Published: Apr. 14, 2018 at 12:03 PM EDT
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UPDATE 4/10/19 @ 3:15 p.m.

A man charged in connection with a deadly garbage truck crash pleaded not guilty Wednesday to negligent homicide.

Beejay Taylor, who is in his mid-40s, is set to go on trial June 3.

Taylor was driving when the truck was involved in a rollover crash last April at the Interstate 64/77 split in Charleston.

Jesse Goff, 22, died from his injuries. Taylor and another man were both injured.

No other vehicles were involved.


UPDATE 4/19/18 @ 8:40 p.m.

Family and friends gathered Thursday to say farewell to a man who died last weekend in a crash involving a Charleston garbage truck.

Jesse Goff, 22, was among three workers in the truck when it was involved in a rollover accident near the Interstate 64/77 split in Charleston. It happened Saturday morning.

The two other workers -- Beejay Taylor, 44, and Christopher Harrison, 24 -- were taken to the hospital, but both are recovering.

Goff's funeral took place at Koontz Funeral Home in Hamlin.


UPDATE 4/16/18 @ 2:30 p.m.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The names of the victims in a deadly accident involving a city of Charleston garbage truck, including the man who died, have been released.

Jesse Goff, 22, died in the crash, according to a release from the city.

Beejay Taylor, 44, remains in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The third occupant, Christopher Harrison, 24, was treated and released.

All three men worked with the city of Charleston Refuse Department.

The crash, which involved the garbage truck only, happened about 11:45 a.m. Saturday at the Interstate 77/64 split in the southbound lanes.


UPDATE 4/12/18 @ 4:10 p.m.

Two city of Charleston workers injured in a deadly accident Saturday are expected to survive.

The accident, involving a city of Charleston garbage truck, happened just before noon Saturday near the I-64/1-77 split.

Charleston Police say three people were thrown from the truck. One man died and two others were seriously injured and taken to the hospital.

Public Works Director Brent Webster tells us the man killed worked in Refuse, a department within the Public Works department.

The names of the workers involved in the crash are still not being released.

WSAZ reached out to Charleston Mayor Danny Jones for comment. He released the following statement to us: "The workforce of the City of Charleston is devastated. This is a young man who had a very bright future ahead of him."

Mayor Jones also says flags will be hung at half-staff at the city building in Charleston.

The Charleston Police Department Crash Investigation Unit is handling the investigation.


UPDATE 4/14/18 @ 7:33 p.m.

All lanes of I-77 North have reopened after a fatal crash involving a city of Charleston garbage truck.

The accident happened just before noon Saturday at mile marker 101 near the I-64 split.

Officials tell us three people were inside the truck. One man has died, two other men have serious injuries and were transported to a nearby hospital. No names have been released yet.

The Charleston Police Department Crash Investigation Unit is handling the investigation.

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UPDATE 4/14/18 @ 5:08 p.m.

A fatal crash on I-64 East and I-77 involving a city of Charleston garbage truck happened just before noon Saturday.

Officials tell us three people were inside the truck. One man has died, two other men have serious injuries and were transported to a nearby hospital. No names have been released yet.

The crash happened at mile marker 101 on I-64 southbound.

Officials tell us all southbound lanes of I-77 south near the 1-77/I-64 split have been re-opened.

The Charleston Police Department Crash Investigation Unit is handling the investigation.

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UPDATE 4/14/18 @ 2:49 p.m.

A crash involving a trash truck has shut down part of I-64 East and I-77 South near the split.

It happened shortly before noon.

Crews at the scene say a city truck rolled over and all three people in the truck were ejected.

There's no word on their condition.

Interstate 64 West at the split is open, but I-64 East and I-77 South will be shut down for about five hours according to Metro 911. All I-77 Southbound traffic is being diverted to I-64 Westbound.

An accident investigation bureau is reconstructing the crash.

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A crash involving a trash truck has shut down a portion of I-77 South in Charleston near the I-64 split.

Metro 911 says traffic is being diverted on to I-64 West.

There is no word on injuries or how long the road will be shut down.

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