4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2017 UPDATE:
A trooper with the Turnpike Detachment of the West Virginia State Police, along with two maintenance workers were injured while working a single vehicle accident. It started at around 11 a.m. in the southbound lane of I-77 near Exit 42. While the workers were investigating the crash, investigators said another vehicle lost control and spun around hitting the maintenance crew’s truck. The trooper and maintenance workers were injured as they attempted to jump out of the way.
The driver of the vehicle that lost control was not injured. They were cited for failure to maintain control and driving too fast for the conditions. The trooper, two maintenance workers and the driver of the first vehicle were all taken to the hospital for treatment. Their names and conditions are not available, but the trooper has since been released.
ORIGINAL STORY: Troopers with the Turnpike Detachment of the West Virginia State Police are investigating an accident on I-77. It happened at around 11 a.m. in the southbound lanes at Mile Marker 41. That is between the MacArthur exit and the split with I-64 east.
Officials on the scene said there are multiple vehicles involved and several injuries. The extent of the injuries have not been released. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. State Troopers said that traffic in the area could be tied up for some time. Drivers are advised to use an alternate route.