Shortly after 11:00 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2015, a driver entered I-68 through the exit ramp at exit 4 at Sabraton and proceeded to travel the wrong way on I-68. He traveled a mile, and then his SUV hit another vehicle in the eastbound lane, causing a horrible accident, a head-on collision, resulting in a fiery explosion. Two people killed, including the driver of the SUV, and one injured is the current report.
Fatal Car Crash Near Ghent Toll Booth on I-77
I-77 in Raleigh County was shut down in both directions late Sunday morning as a result of a wrong-way driver who caused a head-on collision. On that morning, March 22, 2015, a man driving a black 2015 Ford Explorer pulled through the toll booth, re-entered interstate driving North in the Southbound lane, swerved past several cars, and then hit a red Ford Escape containing a 43 year old mother from Tennesee and three children, head-on. The woman driving was killed, and the three children were life-flighted to CAMC and were in critical condition.
A 34-year-old woman died at the scene of a head-on collision in Terra Alta, reportedly. According to authorities, the August 14 incident occurred on Veterans Memorial Highway, where the woman's vehicle was traveling west when an eastbound truck veered into its path. Authorities reported that the truck was registered to a 43-year-old man.