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Two injured in three crashes on I-64

Dec. 29, 2013 @ 08:58 AM

BARBOURSVILLE -- Interstate 64 was shut down for more than an hour Saturday night following three crashes that occurred near the 29th Street exit.

The first crash involving a tractor-trailer and an SUV was reported at 6:38 p.m. It occurred in the westbound lanes at the 15.5 mile marker, just past the 29th Street exit.

According to Barboursville Police, the tractor-trailer and SUV were traveling next to each other when another vehicle was attempting to merge onto the interstate. The tractor-trailer and SUV made contact, causing the SUV to drive into the median and rollover.

The driver was trapped in the vehicle for a short time and then transported to a hospital. Police said he had a cut on his head, but was not seriously injured.

The crash resulted in lane closures on I-64, and the traffic congestion contributed to two other crashes. Barboursville Police described them as rear-end collisions. One involving two passenger vehicles was reported at 7:11 p.m. at the 29th Street exit in the eastbound lanes. One person suffered minor injuries.

The other also involved two passenger vehicles. It was reported at 7:25 p.m. in the westbound lanes at the 15.6 mile marker. No one was injured.

One eastbound and westbound lane was open by 8 p.m. All lanes were open by 8:30 p.m.

Police continued to investigate the crashes Saturday night.

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