UPDATE: Police release name of wrong-way driver hurt in I-77 crash

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ROCKPORT, W.Va. (WTAP) - UPDATE: 2/9/2018, 12:25 P.M.

Police say 26-year-old Marcus Davis, of Zanesville, Ohio, is being treated at Camden Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg, after police say he drove his car the wrong way and crashed into a tractor-trailer on I-77 near Mineral Wells.

The crash happened at 9:03 P.M. Thursday at mile marker 163 on I-77, after Davis drove southbound onto I-77 Northbound from WV 14 in Mineral Wells and crashed head-on into a tractor trailer.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash and Davis is expected to be cited by police.

Both northbound lanes and one southbound lane of I-77 were closed temporarily after the crash, as crews cleared the scene.

UPDATE: 2/9/2018 1:44 A.M.

Both lanes of Interstate 77 at mile marker 163 are now open after a wrong way driver collided with a tractor trailer around 9:03 PM on Thursday.

Officials say the vehicle driven by a 26 year old male from Zanesville, Ohio entered Interstate 77 North from West Virginia 14 in Mineral Wells into oncoming traffic.

The Wood County Sheriff's Department says the driver of the passenger vehicle was taken to Camden Clark Medical Center, but did not give an update on his condition. The driver of the tractor trailer was driven to a near by hotel shortly after the accident with no injuries.

The Sheriff's Department believes alcohol was a factor in the accident.
The driver's name is scheduled to be released later in the day on Friday.

WTAP will have more information on Daybreak starting at 5:30 AM on Friday and throughout the day as it becomes available.

Dispatchers say both the northbound lanes and one southbound lane at mile marker 163 on Interstate 77 are closed because of an accident.

Authorities are asking drivers to use alternate routes. It happened at 9:03 p.m.Thursday by the Rockport exit. It involved a tractor trailer and another vehicle.

Dispatchers say one person was entrapped, but crews were able to free the person. The Wood County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

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