UPDATE (7/26/2019 4:00 p.m.)
WESTON, W.Va. – The Weston Police Department has released the name of the man who was killed after being struck with a tractor trailer on Wednesday afternoon on I-79 in Lewis County.
The man who was killed in Wednesday’s accident was David Blake, 34, of Weston, according to police. No additional information on the incident has been released at this time.
ORIGINAL (7/24/2019 4:00 p.m.)
WESTON, W.Va. – On Wednesday at 12:42, an incident occurred on I-79 resulting in a man’s death, according to a press release sent out by the Weston Police Department.
The incident took place near mile marker 99 in the northbound lane when a man was struck by a tractor-trailer, according to the release.
The Weston Fire Department, Jane Lew Fire Department and Lewis County EMS responded to the scene.
The Weston Police department is investigating the incident and was assisted by members of the state police and Lewis County Sheriff’s Department in diverting and directing traffic and clean-up, according to the release.
The name of the victim is not currently being released, and the tractor-trailer’s driver sustained no injuries as a result of the incident.
No further information is available at this time.