UPDATE Wed, Police say Savannah McKinney, 25, of Summersville, was killed in the crash. The driver, Derrick Bever, 25, of Summesville, is being treated at a Charleston hospital.
FLATWOODS, W.Va. — Sheriff’s deputies in Braxton County said a woman was killed and a man critically injured in a car crash Tuesday on Interstate 79.
The wreck happened at around 11:50 a.m. in the southbound lanes near the 64 mile marker between Flatwoods and Sutton.
Deputies said the driver lost control and the car overturned at least three times ending up in the northbound lanes. Both the woman and man were thrown from the vehicle. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and the man is in critical condition.
Their names have not been released.
Deputies said speed may have been a factor.
The northbound lanes of I-79 were closed immediately after the crash but reopened by 2 p.m.