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6-vehicle crash snarls morning commute

Jun. 14, 2013 @ 12:38 AM

HUNTINGTON — A six-vehicle traffic accident caused the closure of U.S. 60 near Barboursville for about an hour Thursday morning.

It happened about 7:40 a.m. Thursday in the 3200 block of U.S. 60.

Cabell County Sheriff’s Deputy Richard Romero said the six-vehicle pileup started with an eastbound Ford Fusion, which stopped to turn left off U.S. 60 into an apartment complex. The next vehicle slowed, but a Pontiac Grand Prix behind both of them did not.

The Grand Prix crashed into the second car and sent that vehicle into the Fusion.

Meanwhile, the Grand Prix’s initial impact sent it across the center line and into the path of an oncoming pickup truck. Those vehicles then collided with two parked vehicles at Dunfee’s Used Cars, Romero said.

The Grand Prix’s driver was trapped in the wreckage and later freed by firefighters. Medics transported her to Cabell Huntington Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Romero said.
The accident remains under investigation.

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