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November 28, 2012

Firefighters respond to Interstate 77 tractor-trailer rollover

PRINCETON — The East River Volunteer Fire Department, West Virginia State Police, and Princeton Rescue Squad responded to a tractor-trailer rollover between milemarkers 10 and 11 on Interstate 77.

WV State Tpr. J.A. Alexander reported the driver of the truck had declined transportation to Princeton Community Hospital. Alexander added the driver was unsure what happened in the crash.

"He told me that he didn't know what happened," Alexander said on scene. "He thinks that he may have blacked out or fell asleep. He said he was driving along and the next thing he knew he was on the side of the hill."

As Alexander talked, the truck remained on its side on a large hill running along Interstate 77 and across a small field from Pisgah Road. A large portion of guardrail seperating drivers on the interstate from the hill was taken out in the crash. It remained attached to the vehicle.

The trooper reported that the driver was registered in Michigan and was transporting food stuffs.

- Contact Matt Christian at mchristian@ptonline.net.

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