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Police Investigate Fatal Accident on Rt. 33

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Tractor trailer and pickup truck collide on Rt. 33 Tractor trailer and pickup truck collide on Rt. 33
One man is dead after his truck collided head-on with a tractor-trailer. The accident happened at 5:50 a.m. near Barboursville.

Lawrence Shifflett, 67, died in the accident. Shifflett was driving east on Route 33 when he lost control of his pickup truck and crashed head on into a tractor-trailer in the other lane. Police say an icy road caused Shifflett to lose control of his 1999 Chevrolet truck. Police say Shifflett was not wearing his seatbelt during the accident. 

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not hurt in the crash.

Police closed a stretch of road on Route 33 heading east to all traffic following the accident. That road was opened to traffic again around 10 a.m. 


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