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Five-vehicle crash closes I-64 east

Nov. 01, 2012 @ 05:18 PM

HUNTINGTON — Five people were taken to the hospital Thursday after a five-vehicle crash on eastbound Interstate 64.

Cabell County 911 received word of the crash at 3:09 p.m. Thursday. It was located in the eastbound lanes of I-64, just past the 17th Street exit.

Cabell County Sheriff Tom McComas said those hurt received non-life threatening injuries.

Eastbound lanes of I-64 were closed until about 5 p.m. as deputies investigated the accident, McComas said.

Deputies on the scene said the accident remains under investigation, although it appears that a vehicle was merging from an eastbound on ramp when a sudden change in speed by vehicles already on the interstate led to that vehicle being rear-ended by another, setting of a chain reaction of crashes.

The Cabell County Sheriff’s Office took the investigation when one of its units rolled on to the scene.