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UPDATE: 3 People Transported to Hospital After I-79 Accident in Monongalia County

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A three vehicle accident on Interstate 79 near exit 146 sent three people to Ruby Memorial Hospital Thursday morning.

It happened around 1 a.m. and temporarily shut down one northbound lane and one southbound lane.

The Monongalia County Sheriff's Department said a Fed Ex truck traveling north in the southbound lanes attempted to make a U-turn when it struck a tractor trailer.

The tractor trailer crossed the median and into the northbound lanes where it crashed through the guardrail and came to rest in a field.

A vehicle traveling in front of the tractor trailer narrowly avoided the Fed Ex truck and ran off the road.

The driver of the Fed Ex truck, Feysal Hassen, 38, and his passenger Abdinasser Ali, 27, of North Dakota were transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital, as was the driver of the tractor trailer, Shaihov Daniyorbek, 42, of Arizona.

Deputies said their injuries do not appear to be life threatening.

The driver of the car, Troy Lewis, 34, of Maryland was not injured.

Assisting on scene was Monongalia EMS, Clinton District and Triune Fire Departments and the West Virginia Division of Highways.

The Monongalia County Sheriff's Department is still investigating.


Original Story

A three vehicle accident on Interstate 79 near exit 146 sent three people to Ruby Memorial Hospital Thursday morning.

It happened around 1 a.m. and temporarily shut down one lane going northbound and one lane going southbound. 

The Clinton District Fire Chief said a Fed Ex truck was heading the wrong direction on I-79 southbound and hit a semi-trailer truck. 

Three people were transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital. 

More information will be posted as soon as it's made available.