HERNSHAW, WV – One person died and several others were injured after a three-car accident that included an ambulance on Route 94 in eastern Kanawha County Wednesday evening.
The accident happened just after 5:30 p.m. near Hernshaw, according to Metro 911 dispatchers.
Dispatchers say two pick up trucks collided head on along Lens Creek Road near Bell Cove Road. After that initial accident, a Boone County ambulance impacted one of the trucks, dispatchers say.
Authorities pronounced one person dead on the scene, though it’s unclear of the victim’s identity or which vehicle he or she was traveling in.
Three people were also taken to the hospital, including a patient riding in the back of the ambulance.
At least one person was trapped for some time in a vehicle before being transported to a hospital.
The road was shut down for several hours Wednesday night leading to major traffic backups. The road is now reopened