1 Dead After Multi-Vehicle Accident on I-79


One person has died after a multi-vehicle accident in Monongalia County early Tuesday morning on I-79. 

The accident happened around 4 a.m. near mile marker 150, according to MECCA 911.

State police said a PPG tractor trailer crashed into a PAM tractor trailer and a tow truck that were on the side of the road. The person inside of the PAM truck was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. The PPG Tractor Trailer then caught fire and hit the tow truck parked in front of the PAM tractor trailer. 

State police said the interstate on the northbound side is closed while they work to clear the scene of the accident.

The State Police is still investigating what exactly caused the PPG Truck to lose control.

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