1 person killed, 2 injured in accident on I-79 in Harrison County


CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – One person was killed and two people were injured Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 79 in Harrison County.

The accident, which happened just south of the U.S. Route 50 exit, was called into 911 at just before 11.

One person died in the accident, and two people were taken to United Hospital Center with unknown injuries, officials on the scene said.

One lane of I-79 was open while crews worked on the accident scene.

The Anmoore, Bridgeport and Stonewood fire departments, the Clarksburg Police Department, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office and the West Virginia Division of Highways all responded to the accident.

The medical examiner was also called to the scene, officials said.

Meanwhile, a semi truck that was driving through the accident scene became separated from it’s trailer in the middle of the interstate.

The 12 News reporter on the scene, captured the moment as it happened, while jumping out of the way of the loose trailer. You can watch it in the video player below:

The driver said that he had been traveling from Pennsylvania and had no idea why his trailer separated from the truck.

The truck’s driver and a member of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office jacked the trailer up and then reconnected it to the semi.

No one was injured in the incident.

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