Man Killed By Loose Wheel From Utility Trailer

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (KDKA) — A man was killed by a loose wheel from a utility trailer in West Virginia on Thursday.

According to West Virginia state police, officials in Fairmont were sent to I-79 around 6:35 p.m. for a report of a traffic incident.

State police say a 56-year-old man was repairing his vehicle when a wheel on a passing utility trailer came off and struck the man. He later died from his injuries.

State police are trying to find the utility trailer. Police say there will be no criminal charges, but they are looking for information to give closure to the victim’s family.

It’s described as a blue or dark-colored Ford one-ton dually truck. It was pulling a triaxle trailer, hauling two vehicles. The truck was seen pulling off at a weigh station at milepost 140.

Anyone with information about the truck is asked to contact West Virginia state police at (304) 367-2701.

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