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UPDATE: Driver dies in I-77 crash

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BLAND (WVVA) - A truck driver was dead at the scene of a crash on Interstate 77 in Bland County Thursday.

The crash occurred around 3:15 p.m. in the northbound land between Bland and Bastian.

Authorities said the driver, 40-year-old Paul DeFriece from Ohio was dead on arrival. He was driving a flatbed truck hauling bricks.

Police say it appears the truck drifted off the road and slammed into an embankment. The cab of the truck was left in several pieces following impact.

The crash remains under investigation.

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