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Storm to blame for car crashes

Jul. 05, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Emergency responders throughout Cabell County kept busy during a summer storm that passed over the Tri-State on Saturday evening.

Cabell County 911 dispatchers received at least five reports of accidents throughout the county between 6:45 and 7:30 p.m., and several of the accidents were reported to have taken place on I-64.

The most significant accident was reported at 6:45 p.m. when the driver of a sedan lost control traveling eastbound on I-64 at the 21-mile marker just past the Huntington Mall exits. Dispatcher reports indicated the car went off the shoulder of the interstate and landed on its side.

At least one person was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to dispatcher reports.

Another person was hospitalized following a crash along Cyrus Creek Road, and that person's injuries also were not considered life threatening.

Two other crashes were reported on the interstate between the Barboursville and 29th Street exits in that time frame, according to dispatcher reports, but no one was injured in those accidents.