Police release name of driver who died in a fatal crash in Mercer County


UPDATE: The victims name in a fatal car accident has been released.

State police tells us that 48 year old Rex Neely Jr., of Princeton was killed after the truck he was driving overturned in Mercer County.

It happened on Route 20 in Lerona on Friday, April 24, 2015.ORIGINAL STORY: One person is dead after a tractor trailer accident in Mercer County.West Virginia State police tell 59News, a driver of a truck carrying cinder blocked drifted off the roadway on Route 20 near Lerona.

The driver is believed to have over-corrected, causing the load to shift.

The truck overturned and the driver was killed.

Route 20 is closed in the Lerona area.   

Traffic is being re-routed. State Police, Athens VFD, and the West Virginia Department of Transportation responded to the scene.

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