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 email@example.com.