Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on July 13, 2012 @ 1:17PM
Created on July 13, 2012 @ 8:48AM
5 News Update 7/13
We have now learned the name of the man who died in an accident on I-79 Wednesday morning.
Police say 24-year-old Richard Detamore of Weston died after falling asleep while driving a Nabors well service truck near mile marker 158.
The truck crossed into the median and flipped multiple times. Detamore and the passenger were both thrown from the truck. That passenger was taken to the hospital but is said to be doing just fine as of Friday.
5 News Update 7/11 5:00 p.m.
Morgantown State Police have released more details about an accident on I-79 that killed a man Wednesday morning.
Investigators think the 24- year-old man fell asleep while he was driving a Nabors Well Services Truck near mile marker 158.
The truck crossed into the median and flipped multiple times. Both people were ejected out of the truck.
We've heard conflicting reports about the passenger, one account was that person hardly even suffered a scratch, while the other one is that he or she had to be taken to the hospital. We're still waiting for confirmation on which version is true.
State Police are still investigating. Stay with 5 News for the latest updates.
Original Story 7/11 8:50 a.m.
One person has died after an accident Wednesday morning near the West Virginia/Pennsylvania state line.
Officials on scene tell 5 News that a 24-year old man died after the single-vehicle accident on Interstate 79, near mile-marker 160. It happened around 6:30 Wednesday morning. Another person walked away without any injuries.
Officials say the driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel.
State police in Monongalia County are investigating the crash.
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