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Sutton man killed in wreck on I-79

A Sutton man was killed when he lost control of his vehicle on I-79 in Lewis County on Thursday, according to a press release from the West Virginia State Police.

“On Thursday, October 13, 2022, at approximately 1:30 pm, Cpl. M.P. Denison, along with Sgt. J.R. Wince and Cpl. M.S. Clark, responded to a two-vehicle crash near the 87-mile marker of Interstate 79 in Lewis County,” the release states. “The victim, identified as Harry Dean, 71 of Sutton, WV was traveling south and lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle traveled into and crossed the median, causing the vehicle to go airborne. The vehicle then struck a UPS tractor-trailer head-on.”

“The passenger of the vehicle was immediately ejected from the vehicle,” the release continues. “Harry Dean remained in the vehicle which came to rest approximately 170 yards south of the collision in the northbound lane. Mr. Dean was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger was transported from the scene by life flight with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the UPS tractor-trailer was not injured in the crash. This investigation remains active and ongoing.”

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