2 Killed in Nicholas County Jeep, Tanker Truck Collision

From the Beckley Register-Herald:

2 killed in Nicholas Jeep, tanker truck collision

Amelia A. Pridemore
Register-Herald Reporter

Two people were killed in Nicholas County early Saturday morning after a Jeep Wrangler and a tanker truck collided, authorities said.

The accident on W.Va. 39 in Canvas was reported to the Nicholas County Emergency Operations Center around 3 a.m. Saturday. The circumstances of the accident were under investigation by the Nicholas County Sheriff’s Department.

The two people killed were inside the Wrangler, the EOC said. The tanker truck’s driver was not injured. The Wrangler reportedly caught fire after impact.

W.Va. 39 was closed for an unknown length of time after the accident, the EOC said.

The victims’ bodies have been sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for identification, the EOC said.

No further information was available Saturday.

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