UPDATE: Sheriff confirms accident that shut down a portion of I-64 was fatal

Greenbrier County
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UPDATE: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV (WVNS) — Thursday, July 29 2021, 3:30p.m. : A man from New Jersey was killed following an accident on I-64 in Greenbrier County, according to law enforcement.

Greenbrier County Sheriff Bruce Sloan said deputies were called to the accident near mile marker 176 around 8:15a.m The accident shut down a portion of the interstate for several hours Thursday morning. Investigators said the driver of the motorcycle was traveling eastbound on the interstate when he hit an object in the travel lane. The driver lost control.

Deputies confirmed Joseph P. Russella, 55 of Burlington, NJ, died from his injuries.

Members of the White Sulphur Springs Police Department, Ambulance Service and Fire Department provided on scene assistance.

Sergeant B. W. Mitchell, Jr., of the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Office, is the investigating officer.

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV (WVNS) — An accident is causing traffic for late morning commuters in eastern Greenbrier County.

According to Greenbrier County dispatch, the accident happened on I-64 East at mile marker 176, which is one mile east of the White Sulphur Springs exit. As of 9:11 a.m., one lane is closed as first responders are still on scene.

Further details on vehicles involved and possible injuries are unknown at this time, but drivers are still urged to find a detour or use caution when passing through the area.

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