EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSState Police Release Name Of Driver Killed In Jackson County Wreck
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Web Producer: Jeff Morris
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Reported: Jul. 17, 2013 10:42 AM EDT
Updated: Jul. 17, 2013 12:39 PM EDT
Silverton , Jackson County , West Virginia
West Virginia State Police released the name Wednesday of a man who was killed when his car plunged off Interstate 77 and landed in a creek.
Carey Todd Emery, 57, of Reedy was killed in the accident, State Police Sgt. James Murphy said. The accident occurred near the Silverton exit, and authorities believe the truck could have been in the creek for several days. The body was recovered on Tuesday.
State Police said it appears to be an accident that went unnoticed. The truck came from Interstate 77 southbound, flying off the interstate, going between two bridges near the Silverton exit, landing in the creek below. Murphy said the vehicle traveled about 300 feet through the median, then picked up speed a little bit before the bridges and then went airborne. The vehicle traveled 130 feet in the air, dropping 50 to 60 feet, hitting nose first into some rocks and then flipping end over end into the creek, the trooper said.
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