UPDATE: WVSP releases names of those involved in fatal morning crash on I-77 – WVVA

MERCER COUNTY, W.Va. (WVVA) – UPDATE: West Virginia State Police – Princeton Detachment Trooper E.C. Nunn has released the names of those involved in the crash that killed one Monday morning near mile marker 2.0.
Trooper Nunn said that the vehicle carrying the driver, Rudolph Sinclair, 29, of Bluefield, WV, Willie Daniels, 52, and Tashania Grantham, 33, both of Hagerstown, Maryland was traveling northbound on Interstate 77 when the driver lost control. The car rolled several times ejecting both Sinclair and Grantham from the vehicle.
The vehicle came to a stop in the median, almost into the southbound lanes.
Grantham died at the scene. She was the backseat passenger and was not wearing her seatbelt.
Sinclair was transported to Roanoke for life-threatening injuries. He is currently still in critical condition.
Daniels was wearing his seatbelt and sustained minor injuries.
On scene, the West Virginia State Police Reconstruction Team assisted in the investigation. Other first responders on scene included the Green Valley Volunteer Fire Department and Princeton and Bluefield Rescue Squads.
Nunn said speed was a factor, but the crash is still under investigation.
As a result of the crash, traffic was diverted from exit 9 to Route 460 to get to exit 1. Both southbound lanes were closed, and one northbound lane was closed for a period of time following the crash.
UPDATE: The West Virginia State Police – Princeton Detachment Trooper E.C. Nunn confirmed one person is dead following a crash on I-77 on Monday morning.
Sgt. Nunn said that the accident occurred when a vehicle traveling in the northbound lanes lost control and left the roadway.
Names of the victim and the other passengers in the vehicle have not been released as of yet.
Several agencies responded to the scene of an accident on I-77 near Mile Marker 2.0 in Mercer County around 9:10 AM
According to State Police the car ended up in the median and three individuals were injured in the accident.
West Virginia State Police, Bluefield Rescue Squad and Green Valley-Glenwood Fire Department responded to the scene.
Emergency medical services were rendered and individuals have been taken to the hospital.
As of 11:19 am on August 28th the the southbound left lane is still closed.
WV 511 is advising commuters to detour at exit 9 southbound to US 460 expect delays.
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