ST. ALBANS, W.Va. Eight people have been hurt, two critically, after more than three dozen vehicles were involved in an early-evening pileup on an Interstate 64 bridge.
Amy Shuler Goodwin, a spokeswoman for Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, said the wrecks occurred Thursday evening on a bridge crossing the Kanawha River at St. Albans, near Charleston.
She said eight people were taken to area hospitals. While authorities were still trying to determine the cause, a sudden rain squall had hit the area at the time of the accident.
The westbound lane reopened to traffic, but workers were still clearing vehicles from the eastbound passing lane.
Goodwin said those stranded included a group of Winfield High School seniors heading to graduation. A transit authority bus took them to the ceremony.
State highway spokesman Brent Walker said two of those injured were in critical condition.