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UPDATE: Victim of Friday night motorcycle crash identified

Published: May. 21, 2021 at 10:05 PM EDT|Updated: May. 24, 2021 at 2:03 PM EDT
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WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. (WTAP) - Update: 1:30 P.M. 5/24/2021

The victim of a fatal motorcycle accident May 21 has been identified.

Chief Wood County Deputy Robert Sims identified the victim as Jakob J. Einarson, age 27.

Einarson was an active duty Marine Staff Sergeant stationed in Parkersburg and Marietta as the local Marine Corps recruiter for the past two years.

The crash is still under investigation by the Wood County Crash Team.

UPDATE 5/21/2021 10:27 P.M.

The Wood County Sheriff’s office reports the only vehicle involved in this wreck was the motorcycle.

ORIGINAL 5/21/2021 9:55 P.M.

The Wood County Sheriff confirms one person is dead after a car versus motorcycle accident Friday night.

Sheriff Steve Stephens says it happened tonight at 9:26 p.m. in the northbound lane of Interstate 77 by mile marker 181.4 in Williamstown.

Williamstown Police, Parkersburg Police, and the coroner have been called to the scene. The northbound lanes will be shut down while they investigate.

We do not know the name of the person who died yet.

We will keep you posted as we get more information.

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