HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — One person is dead and another critically injured following what is being called a “freak accident” that closed part of Interstate 64 in Huntington on Saturday night.

Huntington Police said the two victims were getting onto the highway near West 17th Street on a motorcycle when a large steel beam came off a tractor trailer that was traveling the highway and fell onto them.  It happened around 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

The woman killed was identified as Catherine Masters Dray, 42, a librarian at Huntington East Middle School.  Her husband, Michael Dray, was said to be in critical condition at St. Mary’s Medical Center.

Initially, the driver of the truck was cited for having an unsecured load.

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  • Ron Melancon

    This is not a Freak Accident. If GM Iis held responsible for the crap they produce then All of these trailer companies that produce small and large trailers must also be responsible. All trailers are built to a Voluntary Standard. Go to dangerous and know Congresan Cantor has prevented us from saving lives like this person

    • GF

      Sounds like it was the driver who was at fault or at least whoever loaded his trailer. Trailers aren't inherently dangerous unless the load isn't secured properly.

      Still a shame to die because of someone's carelessness.

      What the heck is a Congresan? :)