On Wednesday afternoon, police claim that a fatal pedestrian accident took place in the northbound lanes of Interstate 79 in Weston. Police have since identified the pedestrian as 34-year-old David Blake of Weston. Blake was suddenly struck by a tractor-trailer around 12:42 p.m.
The accident allegedly took place in a work zone but police have said that it is not a construction site. Northbound traffic was backed up for about two hours in the area after the accident. The investigation into the circumstances of the crash is ongoing at this time.
Our sincere condolences are warmly extended to the family and friends of David Blake at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in West Virginia
West Virginia pedestrian accidents take place every week, taking lives and causing serious injuries to those involved. Fatal accidents in West Virginia involving pedestrians are at an all-time high. Since 2007, it has been reported that pedestrian deaths across the state increased by 16%. If you have lost a loved one in an accident, our skilled personal injury attorneys are here for you.
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