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Route 60 Lanes Back Open After Wreck That Injures Five

Reported by: Send eMail Jeff Morris, Leslie Rubin
Reported: Jun. 25, 2014 10:07 AM EDT
Updated: Jun. 26, 2014 4:40 AM EDT
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Route 60 Wreck
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Montgomery , Kanawha County , West Virginia

All lanes of Route 60 in Smithers have reopened after a multiple vehicle accident that injured five people.

The accident occurred about 9:40 a.m. Tuesday near the Cannelton Coal Tipple.

Multiple emergency units responded to the wreck, where two people were trapped in their vehicles that had to be removed by emergency personnel.




Five people have been transported to the hospital following a mutiple-vehicle wreck in Smithers that has shut down Route 60 in both directions.

One of those patients, an elderly woman who was driving a truck, has serious injuries.

The accident happened about 9:40 a.m. Tuesday near the Cannelton Coal Tipple.




Metro 911 said Route 60 near the Cannelton Coal Tipple in the Smithers area is shut down after a four-vehicle wreck with multiple injuries.

The accident happened about 9:40 a.m. Tuesday at 11720 East Dupont Ave., also known as Route 60. Four injuries were reported, and at least two patients are still trapped in their vehicles, an emergency dispatcher said.

The stretch of road is located between London and Montgomery.

Multiple emergency units have responded -- the Montgomery Fire Department, Jan-Care Ambulance, the Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority, the Glasgow Fire Department and the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office.

Eyewitness News has a crew headed to the scene. Stay tuned for updates on this developing story.



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