I-79 crash victim identified as Bridgeport man

WHITE HALL, W.Va. — West Virginia State Police have identified the victim of the fiery I-79 crash on the Tygart River Bridge Tuesday evening.

Troopers said Larry Lee Atha, 71, of Bridgeport, died in the crash.

Atha was traveling southbound at about 4:30 p.m. when he hit the guardrail, traveled across both lanes and struck the guardrail again. When the truck hit the guardrail again it caught fire.

Atha was unable to escape and died at the scene, troopers said.

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