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5 NEWS UPDATE: Victim Identified In Mon County Crash
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on November 15, 2013 @ 12:46PM
Created on November 15, 2013 @ 2:47PM
 
UPDATE (11/15):
Ryan Gross, 19, was the victim who died in a crash on Interstate 79 in Monongalia County on Wednesday morning.
 
ORIGINAL STORY:
One person is dead after an accident Wednesday morning.  
 
According to the Morgantown Detachment of State Police, the accident happened just before 10:00 a.m. on I-79 near the 145 mile marker.  Both vehicles involved were traveling south at the time of the accident. 
 
Investigators said that the driver of a Peterbilt truck proceeded to merge into the left lane into the path of a Hyundai Elantra.  The Hyundai struck the rear of the truck, overturned, and came to rest in the median.  
 
The driver of the Hyundai was taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.  The driver of the Peterbilt truck was not injured.  
 
The names of the drivers have not been released at this time.  Stay with 5 News for the latest updates.

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