ELLENBORO, W.Va. — A Fairmont woman was killed in a tanker crash in Ritchie County Sunday on U.S. Route 50.
According to authorities, Rosalynn Russell, 57, lost control of the tanker at around 10:30 a.m. between the Bonds Creek bridges near Ellenboro. The tanker rolled down a 200-foot embankment.
The wreck, which was originally reported at around 10:30 a.m., forced the closure of the highway for most of the day. The extensive rescue effort included a low-angle rope rescue.
Russell, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was hauling brine at the time of the crash. The investigation is ongoing.