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Truck driver killed by passing semi

By Staff reports

WINFIELD, W.Va. -- A truck driver was killed in Putnam County late Wednesday when he was hit by a passing semi.

The driver had pulled off W.Va. 35 about a mile north of Tuckers Branch and was outside his truck, standing on the cab, according to Lt. Eric Hayzlett of the Putnam County Sheriff's Department. A passing truck headed south clipped the first truck's mirrors, knocking the man off the truck and running him over. The incident happened at about 10:30 p.m.

The other driver pulled over a short time later, while a passing motorist stopped, called 911 and tried to administer first aid, Hayzlett said.

Authorities Thursday night did not release the name of the driver who was killed.


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