UPDATE (1/12/23 8:59 p.m.):

WEST UNION, W.Va. – One person died following a vehicle collision along Route 50 in Doddridge County.

The incident involved a tractor trailer and a car. According to the Smithburg Volunteer Fire Department, one person was killed in the collision, while a second person was transported from the scene.

There is no word on the names of the people involved or on the extent of the second person’s injuries.

The tractor trailer was turning onto Morgans Run Road from Route 50 east, and the car was heading west on Route 50, according to officials on scene.

The Doddridge County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident. West Virginia State Police and the Division of Highways were also at the scene.

Route 50 has since fully reopened to traffic.


ORIGINAL (1/12/23 7:27 p.m.):

A vehicle accident Thursday slowed traffic along Route 50 westbound in Doddridge County.

The incident happened at about 6:15 p.m., according to the Harrison County 911 Communications Center.

One lane in each direction is currently shut down, according to West Virginia 511. The website also showed that the incident happened near the intersection with Morgans Run Road.

There is no word at this time on any injuries being reported or on the exact details of the incident.