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Cement Truck Crashes Into Building, Causes Gas Leak
Written by Lindsey Watson
Last updated on November 08, 2013 @ 6:13PM
Created on November 08, 2013 @ 11:23AM

UPDATE: 11/08/2013:

Crews had quite a mess on their hands in Mon County Friday morning after a cement truck slammed into the first floor of a house.

According to fire officials, just after 11:00 a.m., the truck which was working on the site of the University Place Complex on Grant Avenue, somehow rolled away from the driver.

The truck then reportedly continued to make it's way down the hill and stopped by slamming into a house, causing a gas leak in the area.

Fire officials say one person was taken to the hospital, but no residents inside the home were hurt.

"I was just waking up, and the house started to shake. I went to the window and all I could see was the truck. It's like halfway through the
bottom part of the first level of the house. I felt it because I'm on the middle level and all I heard was the thing shake like an Earthquake. That's what I thought it was at first." Said Chris Loev, a resident of the home.

Residents of that house say they were asked to find somewhere else to go while investigators check the safety of the home.

ORIGINAL: 11/08/2013

Drivers are being asked to avoid the University Avenue, Beverly Avenue, and Third Street area of Morgantown until further notice.

This is due to a cement truck apparently driving into a building on University and Beverly, just before 11:00 a.m. Friday morning. The accident has caused a gas leak in the area.

Stay with 5 News and WDTV.com for any further updates.


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