UPDATE | One injured after Kanawha County crash

(WSAZ)
Published: Jun. 25, 2019 at 11:47 AM EDT
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UPDATE 6/25/19 @ 3:03 p.m.

One person was taken to the hospital after a crash between a coal truck and a car Tuesday morning.

The accident happened just before 11 a.m. in the Hernshaw area of Kanawha County.

As of 2:30 p.m., Lens Creek Road was still shut down, but expected to reopen shortly.

Fire crews on the scene tell WSAZ a coal truck and a car collided.

The person's name and condition have not been released yet.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.

UPDATE 6/25/19@ 1:40 p.m.

First responders are working to rescue a person trapped inside a car after a crash in the Hernshaw area of Kanawha County.

Fire crews on the scene tell WSAZ a coal truck and a car collided.

The accident happened just before 11 a.m. on Lens Creek Road.

The road is still shut down until further notice.

No word on any other injuries at this time.


ORIGINAL STORY 6/25/19

A road is shut down after a crash in the Hernshaw area of Kanawha County.

Metro 911 dispatchers say injuries were reported.

The accident happened just before 11 a.m. on Lens Creek Road. A coal truck and a private vehicle were involved.

As of 11:40 a.m. Tuesday, crews were still on scene and the road was still shut down. Dispatchers say the road will likely be closed for a few hours.

We're told power lines are in the road. Dispatchers sent out a warning following the crash, "Metro would like to remind everyone downed power lines can be deadly. Always assume a downed power line is live and avoid getting near it or anything in contact with it."

The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office, Marmet Volunteer Fire Department, and Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority responded. Dispatchers say they are also getting assistance from Boone County first responders.