2 dead after wrong-way driver causes crash on I-68

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A vehicle traveling the wrong way on Interstate 68 caused a fiery three-vehicle accident that left two people dead.

The Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department said the wreck happened just before 11 p.m. Friday night when an SUV traveling west in the eastbound lanes near Morgantown struck a Volkwagen Jetta and then a Subaru head-on.

The drivers of the SUV and the Subaru were pronounced dead at the scene. The third driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Police have not released any of the names.

The accident closed I-68 into early Saturday morning.

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