Semitruck fire closes I-79 southbound in Marion County

WHITE HALL, W.Va. – Multiple agencies including the medical examiner were called to a semitruck fire on southbound I-79 at exit 132 Tuesday.

The first call was received at 4:24 in the construction zone. Both lanes of southbound traffic were closed and police directed traffic onto Pleasant Valley road while the fire was extinguished and police investigated.

Few details are available, but unconfirmed reports indicate the truck may have crashed into the guardrail before the fire occurred.

This is a developing story.