INSTITUTE, W.Va. — A crash involving two tractor trailers in Kanawha County leaves one driver dead, a second injured, and holiday traffic backed up for miles.
Deputies say a semi of Dolin Trucking of Dunbar was merging onto the I-64 just after 6 a.m. Tuesday. He was struck in the rear by a second semi from Roadway pulling a tandem trailer.
“It struck that truck in the rear end at a pretty good speed,” said Lt. Sean Crosier of the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department. “We know from the damage to the cab it was definitely not a slow speed.”
The driver of the Roadway truck, identified as John Charles Miller, 65, of Indianapolis, In. was killed. The driver of the Dolin truck was Michael Powell of Winfield. He was taken to a local hospital after he suffered minor injuries.
The Sheriff’s Department reconstruction team spent several hours taking measurements of the crash scene and several more clearing away the wreckage on I-64. Traffic was detoured off the interstate onto Route 25 west bound.