POCATALICO, W.Va. – A Tuesday morning accident on Interstate 77 in Kanawha County killed a Logan County man and injured his wife.
The single vehicle crash happened about 4:20 a.m. in the southbound lanes between the Pocatalico and Tupper’s Creek exits. The crash shutdown the southbound lanes and forced a detour throughout morning rush hour.
“It was a husband and wife involved, the wife was driving and the husband was a passenger,” said Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department Corporal Brian Humphreys. “It went into the median, overturned, and rolled about six times.”
Deputies said Jonathan Copley, 44, of Man, was in the passenger seat and was not wearing a seat belt. He was ejected out the back glass of the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. His wife, Susan Copley, 38, of Man, was buckled up and survived the crash. She was in critical condition at a Charleston area hospital late Tuesday morning.
The sheriff’s department’s reconstruction team worked the accident scene for several hours.