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4 dead in I-77 wreck in Mercer County

CAMP CREEK, W.Va. — Four people in a minivan were killed when the vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer Thursday evening on the West Virginia Turnpike (I-77) in Mercer County.

The crash took place around 5:30 p.m. near Camp Creek, state police troopers said.

According to the Mercer County Office of Emergency Management, the tractor-trailer, loaded with canned goods, was heading south when the driver lost control, crossed the median and struck the minivan, killing four people in the vehicle.

The truck rolled over and caught on fire.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was transported to a hospital. Southbound traffic was stopped so a medical helicopter could land. Information about the victims has not been released.

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