1 person dead following motorcycle accident on I-79 in Monongalia County

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – One person died after a motorcycle crash Monday evening on I-79 in Monongalia County, according to West Virginia State Police.

Troopers said the accident happened just after 6 on I-79 southbound, near the Goshen Road exit, and involved only one vehicle.

According to state police, witnesses told authorities the driver of the motorcycle lost control and struck the guardrail. Witnesses also told troopers the cause of accident was inclement weather.

According to the West Virginia Department of Transportation, traffic was reduced to one southbound lane for a time.

Troopers have not released the name of the person at this time.

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