DEADLY I-64 CRASH Victim Identified In South Charleston Wreck
Reported by: Bob Aaron
Videographer: Bob Aaron
Web Producer: Atish Baidya
Reported: Jan. 17, 2012 7:05 AM EST
Updated: Jan. 17, 2012 4:54 PM EST
EYEWITNESS ONLINE WEBCAST VIDEO C L I C K T O P L A Y
, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
An 82-year-old man was killed this morning when his mini-van plowed into a portable message board on the shoulder of Interstate 64. The crash was discovered in South Charleston about 6:15 a.m., but may have happened earlier. Police said the engine block of the van was cold.
The van hit the portable electronic sign mounted on a trailer on the shoulder of the westbound lanes. The victim was trapped in the wreckage of the white van.
While one lane remained open, traffic still backed up to the Interstate 64-77 split in Charleston. A huge traffic jam lasted until the van was towed away about 8:30 a.m.
South Charleston police named the driver as Roy Pauley, They believe he was homeless and living in the vehicle.
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