UPDATE: Name Released Of Woman Killed In 1-77 Accident

UPDATE:  One woman is dead after being struck by a semi truck on 1-77.

State Police have released the name of the woman fatally hit. She has been identified as Anita Brown of Princeton.


MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – One person is transported to Princeton Community Hospital after being struck by a semi-truck on I-77.

Mercer County dispatchers tell Newswatch, the incident happened around 10:40 P.M., on the southbound lanes near exit 9.

The driver reportedly phoned dispatchers describing how “someone walked in-front of the semi”. Dispatchers said the driver told them they couldn’t react in time to stop the truck.

As of 12:20 A.M., exit 9 is still closed until crews can clear the scene.

The injuries the pedestrian sustained are unknown. Names are not being released at this time.

Stick with Newswatch for further updates on this story. 


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