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Parkersburg man identified as crash victim

Gregory Lyons, 65, killed in Route 68 crash
Published: Aug. 11, 2020 at 1:27 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 12, 2020 at 11:57 AM EDT
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LUBECK, W.Va (WTAP) - UPDATE: 8/12/20

A 65-year-old Parkersburg man has been identified as the victim in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon on Route 68 and Lake Washington Road.

According to the Wood County Sheriff’s Office, Gregory Lyons died at the scene after his vehicle was hit in the driver’s side by a soda-delivery truck as he was turning onto Route 68 from Lake Washington Road. The delivery truck was traveling south on Route 68.

The truck driver, Christopher Morgan, 28, of Parkersburg, was not injured, the sheriff’s office said.

The crash is being investigated by the Wood County Crash Team.

In addition to the sheriff’s office, agencies responding to the scene included the Lubeck Volunteer Fire Department, St. Joseph’s Ambulance Service, Wood County Coroner’s Office, the West Virginia Division of Highways, state Public Service Commission’s commercial vehicle enforcement officers and Pifer’s Towing.

UPDATE: 8/11/20 2:10 P.M.

One person has died after a two-vehicle crash on Route 68 near Lake Washington Road in Wood County, according to Wood County Sheriff Steve Stephens.

The victim, whose identity has not been released by authorities, was in a Chevrolet SUV that was involved in a collision with a soda-delivery truck.

The crash happened about 12:45 p.m. near the 7-11 convenience store on Route 68 and Lake Washington Road, and Route 68 remains closed while authorities investigate the crash.

ORIGINAL STORY: 8/11/20

Route 68 in Wood County is shut down in both directions at Lake Washington Road while authorities investigate a two-vehicle crash involving a commercial vehicle.

A Wood County 911 dispatch supervisor said there are apparently serious injuries in the crash, which happened about 12:45 p.m.

The Wood County Sheriff’s Office, the Lubeck Volunteer Fire Department, St. Joseph’s Ambulance Service and a representative of the West Virginia Public Service Commission remain at the scene.

We have a reporter headed to the area and will have updates online and during WTAP News as more information becomes available.

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