Coal truck, 2 cars collide on Route 119

180x115-wajr-am — Emergency officials expected Route 119/Grafton Road in Taylor County to be closed for an extended period Friday.

A coal truck, with a full load, and 2 other cars were involved in a wreck about 12:30 p.m.

According to Harrison County 911 dispatchers, the accident was about 4 miles from the Monongalia County line near Home Away from Home assisted living center.

Grafton fire department, Taylor County EMS, Flemington EMS and Monongalia County EMS responded. A total of 5 patients were reportedly transported to the hospital.

The truck tipped spilling its contents. Clean up was predicted to take a while.

That accident is under investigation by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Department.