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W.Va. DOH looks for answers in fatal I-64 wreck


Monday, April 19, 2010
The DOH began installing cable barriers in interstate medians in 2004, following a series of fatal crossover wrecks on I-64 between Milton and the Kentucky line. Since then, 105 miles of barriers have been installed on sections of I-64, I-77 and I-79.
The DOH began installing cable barriers in interstate medians in 2004, following a series of fatal crossover wrecks on I-64 between Milton and the Kentucky line. Since then, 105 miles of barriers have been installed on sections of I-64, I-77 and I-79.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia highway officials want to know why a cable barrier on Interstate 64 didn't stop two cars from crossing the median and hitting a tractor-trailer.

Four people died in the April 7 accident near Milton. Police say one westbound car hit another and the impact sent both vehicles across the barrier and into the eastbound tractor-trailer's path.

Division of Highways spokesman Brent Walker says state transportation engineers plan to conduct a study to determine how the cars crossed the barrier.

The DOH began installing cable barriers in interstate medians in 2004, following a series of fatal crossover wrecks on I-64 between Milton and the Kentucky line. Since then, 105 miles of barriers have been installed on sections of I-64, I-77 and I-79.

Barb Kampbell of The Trucker staff can be reached for comment at barbkampbell@thetrucker.com.

 

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