A motorcyclist was killed on Interstate 79 Wednesday afternoon in Marion County near the Monongalia County line.

Troopers said there were no other vehicles involved in the crash. The motorcycle, a 2000 Yamaha XVS, was operated by William Cody Vandergrift, 19, of Fairmont, West Virginia. According to troopers, Vandergrift lost control of the motorcycle just before 3 p.m. and collided with a bridge rail, then finally rested in the middle of the interstate. He was found dead at the scene.

The cause of the accident has not been determined. State Police are continuing the investigation.

Interstate 79 North has been shut down near mile marker 142 after a motorcycle crash in Marion County.

It happened just before 3 p.m. Wednesday, according to 911 officials.

A medical examiner was dispatched to the scene, according to 911 officials, along with state police, the Marion County Rescue Squad, and fire departments from Winfield and Pleasant Valley.


by Colombo Law
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