By: KDKA-TV News Staff
MONONGALIA COUNTY (KDKA) — A tractor-trailer carrying Moderna COVID-19 vaccines crashed into a concrete barrier and went over an embankment in West Virginia.READ MORE: Barrel And Flow Fest Calls For Boycott Of Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh, Alleges Racism
The Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office said the crash happened Friday at approximately 1:44 a.m. at the 144-mile marker on Interstate 79 northbound.
Law enforcement says the driver of the vehicle lost control and crashed. The tractor-trailer went 30 feet over the embankment and rolled on its side.READ MORE: Clairton Football Team Deals With Fallout Of Recent Violence
The driver, law enforcement says, was trapped inside and had to be extricated. The driver was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries.
Officials temporarily closed the highway, and hazmat responded because oil and anti-freeze were leaking into a stream.MORE NEWS: Balloon Release Held For Steven Eason, The 15-Year-Old Central Catholic Student Shot And Killed At Haunted Hills Hayride
Law enforcement says the vaccines were going to be sent as aid to another country.