MONONGALIA COUNTY, W.Va. – Officials from MECCA 911 report all lanes of I-79 have reopened.

The first lane was opened at 12:15 p.m. and the second shortly after.

One fatality has been confirmed and the investigation is ongoing.

No names have been released.

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Authorities are investigating a deadly wreck that took place Wednesday morning on Interstate 79 in Monongalia County.

The multi-vehicle crash happened at around 7:30 in the northbound lanes just north of the split with Interstate 68.

One person was killed in the crash. Further details about other victims were not immediately available.

The northbound lanes between the split and Westover exit are expected to be closed for an extended period of time.