Jackson County man killed when truck crashes into rig, gets dragged 2,700 feet on I-77

Published: Mar. 31, 2017 at 2:36 PM EDT
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West Virginia State Police have released the identity of a man who died after his pickup crashed into a tractor-trailer and was dragged 2,700 feet down Interstate 77 in Jackson County.

Bradlee Haynes, 33, of Evans, W.Va., die after his Ford F-250 crashed into the back axle of a tractor-trailer and became stuck, according to State Police Lt. Mike Baylous.

The crash happened about 9:30 p.m. Thursday near the mile-marker 124 on I-77. That's near the Kenna exit.

Troopers on scene say Haynes' truck was dragged approximately 2,700 feet down the northbound lanes of I-77 before it became dislodged and crashed.

Police say the driver of the tractor-trailer, Sergiy Grebinnyk, 61, of Charlotte, N.C., drove another 1.6 miles before stopping his truck.

Grebinnyk faces multiple charges, including falsifying a log book, giving false information to police, obstructing an officer and leaving the scene of an accident with death.

Troopers say they are still investigating the exact cause of the crash.

I-77 northbound was closed while the crash scene was being cleared.