One person was killed in crash Wednesday morning on Interstate 79, near the Pennsylvania state line.
According to a press release: A 2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty truck belonging to Energy Contractors LLC was headed north on I-79 when the driver lost control, near the 158 milepost. The truck went into the median and flipped several times, throwing out the driver and a passenger.
The driver was pronounced dead at the scene; the passenger sustained minor injuries.
A Weston man was identified as the victim of Wednesday’s fatal crash on Interstate 79.
West Virginia State Police Sgt. M.A. Kief said Richard Franklin Detamore, 24, was killed in the crash. Forrest Jacob Rowan, no age or address available, was identified as his passenger.
The accident was reported to MECCA 911 at 6:28 a.m. The southbound lanes of I-79 were shut down for about an hour and a half, during which the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation routed traffic from the Mount Morris exit to U.S. 19.
The investigating officer, Trooper D.R. Meredith II, was off duty and unavailable for further comment after information about the accident was released Wednesday.
A woman who answered the phone Wednesday at the Bridgeport office of Energy Contractors said the truck was based at the company’s Jane Lew office.
Messages left for Energy Contractors’ vice president were not returned in time for this report.
According to its website, Energy Contractors provides a range of services for the oil and gas industry throughout the northeastern U.S. and Appalachian basin.
BY CASSIE SHANER
The Dominion Post, www.dominionpost.com
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