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Truck driver killed in I-79 crash

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Kentucky man was killed Wednesday morning when the tractor-trailer he was driving on Interstate 79 wrecked and caught on fire in Marion County.

Ronnie Lee Dennison, 60, of Louisville, Ky., was driving the truck north at about 7:15 a.m. when it drifted off the right side of the road and struck a bridge pier just south of Fairmont, according to State Police Sgt. G.S. Petsko.

The truck, operated by Derby City Trucking of Louisville, was full of magazines and quickly became engulfed in flames, Petsko said. There was no evidence that Dennison braked before the crash, and the cause of the accident remains unclear, he said.

Dennison's body was taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown for an autopsy. The northbound lanes of the interstate were closed for nearly two hours.

From WV Gazette