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An fatal accident that happened on the West Virginia Turnpike kept State Troopers busy on Monday looking for what happened.

Kent Lee Crabtree, 46, of Kingston, Ohio was found dead in his car a few miles north of the Ghent Toll Plaza on the West Virginia Turnpike.  Troopers told 59News that the accident happened sometime between 8:40 p.m. on Sunday and 9:30 a.m. on Monday.  The State Police spent the day with an accident re-constructionist working to find out what happened. 

The red Toyota that Crabtree was driving was pulled out of the ditch in the median near mile marker 33 at around 11:30 a.m.  As of 9 a.m. on Tuesday, State Police have not released details of what they believe may have cause the accident.