UPDATE: One Dead After Tractor Trailer Accident


UPDATE: MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOAY)- It has been confirmed that there has been one fatality in the tractor trailer accident this morning. The driver of the trailer lost control and went over an embankment.  Reconstruction is happening to clear the road from the accident.


MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOAY)- There has been a tractor trailer accident this morning that has left two people hurt.

Dispatch received the call at 1:09 a.m. The accident occurred near mile marker 21 on Interstate 77 Northbound. The two involved in the accident have been transported to the hospital. Princeton Rescue Squad, Bluestone Valley Fire Department and Turnpike Control were dispatched to the scene.

Stay with NewsWatch for more details.

Yazmin Rodriguez

Yazmin Rodriguez is currently the morning and noon anchor for WOAY. She was born in Newark, New Jersey then later headed down to the Jersey shore where she received her bachelor's degree in television and radio from Monmouth University. At Monmouth, she was actively involved in the student-run television studio, HawkTv. There she anchored, reported, produced and directed. After graduation, she headed to Sacred Heart University in Connecticut where she received her masters in broadcast journalism and digital media while interning at a radio station. Yazmin has always had an admiration for storytelling and idolized news anchors growing up especially WABC anchor Sade Baderinwa. She always had a love of public speaking and writing and knew journalism was the right career for her the moment she stepped into her college television station. She’s beyond thankful WOAY gave her this opportunity to live out her dream career. She loves working out, cooking, going on long drives and watching movies, especially A Star is Born.