UPDATE: New Information Released in Fatal I-77 Accident

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Update 9:00 PM

New information is being released from the Wood County Sheriff's Office about the fatal accident on Interstate 77 Friday morning.

Sheriff Jeff Sandy said the body of Lori Lynn McCoy is being taken to Charleston for an autopsy.

Sheriff Sandy said the cause of the accident is still undetermined at this time.


Hospital officials said Michael McCoy was treated and released from Camden Clark Memorial Hospital.



Authorities have released the name of the driver who died in an auto accident on Interstate 77 near the Emerson Avenue exit.

Wood County Sheriff's officials say 44-year-old Lori Lynn McCoy of Stockport, Ohio, was pronounced dead at the scene when she lost control of her white, Chevy pickup truck.

Officials say it appears McCoy lost control of the truck, over-corrected the mistake and went over the guardrail.

McCoy's husband, 45-year-old Michael McCoy was a passenger in the truck and was taken to Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. As of 2:45 Friday afternoon, he's still being evaluated in the emergency room.


UPDATE: 12:10 PM

As of 12:50 pm Friday, both northbound lanes of I-77 near the Emerson Avenue exit in Wood County are open following a fatal accident.

One person was killed and at least one other person has been taken to a hospital. Names have not yet been released.


Officials have confirmed that one person has died in the accident.

The other person in the vehicle has been taken to an area hospital with injuries.

Dispatchers say a one vehicle accident has closed both northbound lanes of Interstate 77, just past the Emerson Avenue Exit in Wood County.

They say two people are injured with a possible entrapment.

Officials have called in a helicopter for medical transport.

Stay tuned to WTAP News and WTAP.com for the latest information.

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