UPDATE: Several transported in Robert C. Byrd Drive crash

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UPDATE (8/22/17): Several people were transported to local hospitals after a three car crash shutdown a major highway in Beckley.

According to dispatchers, the crash happened around 4:35 p.m. on Robert C. Byrd Drive. Both southbound lanes were shut down for several hours. No word on the extent of the victims’ injuries. 

ORIGINAL (8/22/17): 

Crews are on the scene of an accident in Lester that happened at around 4:35 p.m. on Robert C. Byrd Drive.  There were three cars involved in the crash which occurred in the southbound lanes in front of Lester Square.  Both lanes headed south are closed while emergency responders work to clean of the accident.

Officials said there were injuries reported, but there is no information on how many people were hurt or the seriousness of the injuries.  The crash is being investigated by offices with the Sophia Police Department. 

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