MORGANTOWN, W.Va.– The snow and ice are believed to have played a role in a fatal crash near Morgantown Monday morning.  One person was killed on Interstate 79 close to the Goshen Road.

The accident happened around 8:30 a.m. in the southbound lanes.  Monongalia County Sheriff Al Kisner said the crash involved a tractor-trailer and a Toyota. A woman driving the Toyota was killed in the crash.

The victim’s name has not been released.

Sheriff’s deputies are continuing to investigate what caused the crash.

The fatal collision was one of more than 30 accidents that were reported to Monongalia County 911 between 7:00 a.m. and noon Monday.

 

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  • Jeff

    There are many more reckless passenger vehicle operators than tractor-trailer operators on the road.

  • jag

    the tractor trailer drivers aren't any worse than those with 4 wheel.everybody acts like they are driving out of _ _ _ _. nobody drives the speed limits, slow down in the rain or bad weather. I wonder how many of the accidents involved vehicles with slick tires.

  • RogerD

    Many tractor-trailor drivers on this stretch of road drive like maniacs. I doubt the weather had much to do with this accident.

  • David Kennedy

    Death Valley is the stretch of interstate highway between Prickett's Fort Exit And Goshen Road exit.
    Many people are killed on this section of interstate each year.
    The road has very poor signage, the highway paint has worn off and its a series of curves that are banked poorly for traffic moving over 55 mph.
    This section of highway needs to be completely redone.
    I wonder how many people must die at Goshen Rd. before anything is done to make it safer.

  • Garrett

    I would've been just a head of the accident this morning on my way to Bridgeport. I-79 wasn't bad, tractor trailer almost ran me off the road near the weigh station.

  • john

    I am saddened to hear of this fatal accident. My condolences goes out to her family....However, people drive on interstates like they are in the Indianapolis 500. When road conditions are questionable, slow down. I drove I 79 in the Clarksburg area yesterday and traffic was absolutely driving at break neck speeds.Tractor trailers passing me doing well over the posted speed limit and cars just as fast. Slow down and enjoy life or it may come to a crashing end....