A recent crash between a car and a government mower on a busy stretch of interstate highway killed two people. The mid-morning car accident, which set the vehicle on fire, claimed the lives of the West Virginia residents when their SUV collided with a West Virginia Division of Highways mower. A state worker suffered serious injuries in the crash and was taken to the hospital.
The Department of Transportation worker had severe head injuries and lacerations, but was alert at the time he was transported to the hospital. The mower he was working on was was connected to a tractor when the accident happened. The Jackson County Sheriff said the cause of the crash is under investigation. The deceased driver and passenger of the SUV have not been identified.