UPDATE | One taken to the hospital, road closed after major crash

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PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- UPDATE 6/25/19 @ 9:42 a.m.
One person was taken to the hospital after a crash in Putnam County Tuesday morning.

Crews are working to remove a semi from an embankment after a crash on Route 35 in Putnam County. Officials say the accident involved at least four vehicles.

Sheriff's deputies tell us the crash involved four vehicles including a garbage truck, semi, pickup truck, and a car.

Deputies believe the driver of the car with a trailer attached to it was trying to pass a garbage truck. The semi, traveling the opposite direction, had to swerve to avoid hitting the car.

The semi clipped the attached trailer, then the garbage truck, and ultimately hit the pickup truck before crashing into an embankment.

Winfield Deputy Fire Chief Ryan Powers says the driver of the semi was taken to the hospital with a broken arm and leg.

It happened around 7:15 a.m. about two miles north of the Buffalo Bridge. The wreck was in the southbound lanes of US-35 and WV 869.

Crews are working to remove the semi from the embankment. Both lanes are shut down in the meantime.

Fuel also spilled onto the road and a neighbor's property.

The truck was carrying soda products.

ORIGINAL STORY 6/25/19
A major crash in Putnam County, West Virginia, has shut down all lanes of U.S. 35 north of the Buffalo Bridge.

911 dispatchers tell WSAZ they believe the wreck involves a semi and a garbage truck.

The wreck happened in the southbound lanes of US-35 and WV 869.

Dispatchers say at least one person is trapped in the wreckage. Fire crews and EMS are on the scene.

Expect major delays in this area Tuesday morning.


A major crash in Putnam County, West Virginia, shut down all lanes of U.S. 35 north of the Buffalo Bridge Tuesday.
A major crash in Putnam County, West Virginia, shut down all lanes of U.S. 35 north of the Buffalo Bridge Tuesday.
Sheriff's deputies tell us the crash on Route 35 in Putnam County involved four vehicles. The driver of a semi truck was taken to the hospital.


 
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