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State Police say multiple people killed in fiery crash at I-77 toll booth

CHARLESTON — Multiple people are dead after a crash at a toll booth on Interstate 77 near Ghent, according to a press release issued by the West Virginia State Police on Monday evening.

“On Monday, March 11, 2024, at approximately 2 p.m., a vehicle traveling northbound on Interstate 77 struck three vehicles stopped in the toll lane of Barrier A northbound at Ghent, West Virginia, causing significant damage and resulting in a fire,” the release states. “At the time of this submission, there are multiple confirmed fatalities.”

No information about the possible cause of the crash had been released as of Monday evening.

“This crash incident is being investigated and reconstructed by West Virginia State Police Troop 7 and a West Virginia State Police Crash Reconstruction Team,” the release stated. “Troop 7 is in the process of locating and notifying next of kin. More information will be disseminated as it becomes available.”

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