UPDATE: State Police release the name of the man killed in fatal rollover incident on Interstate 68


Photo courtesy of West Virginia 511

UPDATE (9/27/2019 11:25 a.m.)

West Virginia State Police have released the name of the man killed in Wednesday’s cement truck rollover on Interstate 68.

According to troopers, Kevin Helmick, 51, of Fairmont, was pronounced dead on scene.

UPDATE (9/26/2019 8:28 a.m.)

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – One lane of I-68 westbound in Morgnatown has been closed as crews continue to clean a fuel spill from the cement truck rollover that occurred on Wednesday afternoon.

The left lane of I-68 has been closed near mile marker 7.5, according to West Virginia 511. Drivers are being told to expect some delays.

UPDATE (9/25/2019 8:48 p.m.)

One person is dead after an accident involving a cement truck, according to a press release from the West Virginia State Police Department.

The release stated that A 2003 Mack cement truck which belonged to Solid Rock Concrete LLC. was traveling East on I-68 when the driver lost control and entered the center median before rolling over.

Troopers said that the driver was a 51-year-old male who was pronounced dead on the scene.

The accident is still under investigation.

UPDATE (9/25/2019 4:45 p.m.)

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Both Lanes of I-68 westbound have been reopened following the cement truck rollover that occurred Wednesday afternoon in Monongalia County.

ORIGINAL (9/25/2019 2:30 p.m.)

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Both westbound lanes of I-68 in Morgantown have been closed following a cement truck rollover, West Virginia 511.

911 officials said they were alerted about the accident around 1:13 on Wednesday afternoon. According to West Virginia 511, a cement truck rolled over on I-68 near mile marker 7.5. Both westbound lanes of I-68 have been closed following the accident and crews are attempting to close I-68 eastbound lanes as well.

According to West Virginia 511, drivers should expect long delays for vehicle recovery and cleanup of spilled concrete. Officials urging drivers to get off I-68 at Exit 10.

911 officials said West Virginia State Police are investigating the accident. Troopers are still on scene.

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