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Tractor trailer head-on collision injures one person, shuts down roadway

Local - 1/2/2014 11:30 AM by Rebecca Turco

UPDATE: 

MONTCOAL - A roadway is closed and one person is transported to the hospital following a head-on collision of two tractor trailers in Raleigh County.

The accident happened before 8:15 a.m. Thursday on Route 3 in Montcoal (Coal River Road), according to dispatchers. That area will be closed to traffic for the next two to three hours. Whitesville, Clear Creek and Racine Fire Departments responded to the scene, as well as Whitesville EMS and State Police.

One person was entrapped, but that person has been extricated and transported to receive medical attention, according to dispatchers. One of the tractor trailers is carrying 7,200 halls of diesel fuel and is leaking fuel at a rate of one gallon per hour. The other trailer is carrying frozen food. 

The fire departments have cleared the scene, but the other crews remain there for the cleanup, according to dispatchers. State Police is investigating this incident. 

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UPDATE: 1/2/14, 11:30 a.m.

MONTCOAL - A roadway is closed and one person is transported to the hospital following a head-on collision of two tractor trailers in Raleigh County.

The accident happened before 8:15 a.m. Thursday on Route 3 in Montcoal (Coal River Road), according to dispatchers. That area is currently closed to traffic. Whitesville, Clear Creek and Racine Fire Departments are currently on the scene, as well as Whitesville EMS and State Police.

One person was entrapped, but that person has been extricated and transported to receive medical attention, according to dispatchers. One of the tractor trailers is carrying 7,200 halls of diesel fuel and is leaking fuel at a rate of one gallon per hour. The other trailer is carrying frozen food. 

State Police is investigating this incident. 

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ORIGINAL: 1/2/14, 10:03 a.m.

MONTCOAL - At least one injury is reported following a head-on collision of two tractor trailers in Raleigh County.

Dispatchers said the accident happened before 8:15 a.m. on Route 3 in Montcoal. Whitesville, Clear Creek and Racine Fire Departments are currently on the scene, as well as Whitesville EMS and State Police.

One of the tractor trailers was carrying diesel and there is reportedly somewhat of a leak, according to dispatchers. There was also reportedly smoke coming from one of the vehicles after the accident.

State Police is investigating this incident. Stick with Newswatch, we will update you as more details become available.


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