UPDATE: 1 dead, 3 injured in fiery tractor-trailer crash on I-77 - Beckley, Bluefield & Lewisburg News, Weather, Sports

Crews responding to tractor-trailer fire on Interstate 77

UPDATE: 1 dead, 3 injured in fiery tractor-trailer crash on I-77; name released

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UPDATE: 9/13/2017 @ 4:11 p.m.: 

MERCER COUNTY, W. Va. (WVNS) -- West Virginia State Police Troopers tell 59 News the driver killed in Tuesday's fatal accident along I-77 north near Camp Creek is identified as Cody Kincaid, 27, of Beckley. 

The cause of the accident remains under investigation by State Police. 

Initial reports suggest the Jeep Wrangler was traveling southbound, crossed the median into northbound traffic and hit the tractor trailer head-on. The Jeep was then knocked into another lane and hit by a truck carrying air conditioners. 


UPDATE: 9/13/2017 @ 9:25:

Investigators are on scene of a fatal crash involving a tractor-trailer and two vehicles. 

The accident happened early Wednesday morning near mm 18 on Interstate-77 just before the Camp Creek exit. 

Both Northbound lanes of the Interstate will be closed for several hours while crews investigate.  Traffic was backed up for several miles Wednesday morning. West Virginia State Police said they are working on a detours for drivers. 

Troopers confirm one person has died. Two people were taken to a local hospital, and a third person was flown to a hospital Charleston. Troopers said they are in critical condition. 

No names are being released at this hour.

Troopers say a vehicle was driving the wrong was on the Interstate and hit the tractor-trailer head-on. The accident caused a chain reaction, hitting another vehicle. 

State Police said the tractor-trailer was hauling mail from Roanoke to Charleston. 

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 ORIGINAL- Emergency crews are heading to the scene of a tractor trailer fire on Interstate 77.

Turnpike state police confirmed crews have called in Health Net.

Dispatchers said the wreck is in the Northbound lane near mile marker 18 between the Athens and Camp Creek exits.

Dispatchers confirm one tractor-trailer is on fire but said more vehicles could be involved in the accident. 

Both northbound lanes are closed.

Drivers are asked try to avoid the area. 

East River Fire Department and Princeton Rescue responded to the scene. 

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