UPDATE: 4 Car Collision Closes Route 50 West in Ritchie County
A four car collision closed Route 50 westbound in Ritchie County Monday morning.
The collision happened around 6:30 a.m. near the intersection with Route 74.
One person, Jonathan D. Newell, 39, of Big Bend died as a result of the accident. Other drivers and passengers were transported to area hospitals with injuries, according to West Virginia State Police.
The road reopened around 8:15 a.m., according to the West Virginia Department of Transportation.
State Police are bringing in an accident reconstructionist Tuesday to determine how the accident happened.
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