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.
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.
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.
Law enforcement says the vaccines were going to be sent as aid to another country.
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