Interstate 68 westbound lanes backed up briefly on Monday morning following three car accidents that occurred in a short while interval close to the I-68 and I-79 interchange.
A press launch from the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Division mentioned deputies first responded to a single-vehicle accident on I-68 westbound, close to the 68/79 cut up at roughly 6:33 a.m.
In keeping with the discharge, a white Honda Pilot struck one of many protecting visitors obstacles within the space the place the overpass is underneath building. That space is at present down to at least one lane. The car ended up blocking the roadway. No accidents had been reported from this accident.
Whereas on the scene of the primary accident, a second accident occurred between Exit 1 and the 68/79 cut up, the discharge mentioned.
A black Toyota Tacoma pickup collided into the again of a black Toyota Rav-4 SUV. This accident then contributed to a chain-reaction of rear-end collisions involving a pink Toyota Camry and a blue Nissan Rogue. In complete, 5 occupants had been concerned on this crash, together with a toddler, the press launch mentioned. All 5 refused medical transport.
Roughly 300 yards east of the primary accident, on I-68 westbound, a 3rd car crash had occurred, the discharge mentioned.
A white Ford F-150 bumped into the again of a blue Ford Escape. In keeping with the discharge, each automobiles got here to relaxation within the median. This third accident concerned one occupant in every car. One individual was transported by Mon EMS to the hospital for therapy. The severity of their accidents has not been launched.
Monongalia County Sheriff’s Workplace was assisted by West Virginia State Police, Star Metropolis Police Division, Mon EMS, and Brookhaven, Clinton and Triune-Halleck volunteer hearth departments.