A high school student struck by a vehicle on I-64 has died, according to Cabell County Sheriff Chuck Zerkle.
Zerkle tells WOWK 13 News the incident happened just after 2 p.m. this afternoon, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022.
The sheriff says the Cabell Midland High School student was being picked up by his parents and as they were leaving school property, the student allegedly jumped from the car and ran toward the interstate.
As the student attempted to run across the interstate, he was hit by an oncoming jeep, Zerkle says.
Zerkle says the Milton Police Department will handle the investigation.
A pedestrian has been struck on I-64 in the Milton area, the Cabell County Sheriff’s Office says.
According to the Cabell County Sheriff Chuck Zerkle, traffic is at a complete stop on I-64 East just past the Huntington Mall exit due to the crash.
There is no word on the person’s condition at this time.
Cabell County Sheriff’s Office, the West Virginia State Police and Cabell County EMS are on the scene.
WOWK 13 News has a crew heading to the scene and will update this article as more information becomes available.