West Virginia man charged in I-81 wreck that killed one, injured at least a dozen

SPRING MILLS, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal accident along Interstate 81 in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle (all times local):

2:15 p.m.

West Virginia State Police say a Martinsburg man has been charged with causing an accident that killed one person and injured at least a dozen others on Interstate 81 in the Eastern Panhandle.

Media outlets report 23-year-old Amid Hafley was charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance and DUI causing death.

State Police said in a news release Friday that Hafley's car struck a tractor-trailer Thursday before spinning out of control. Two tractor-trailers and 14 vehicles were involved in the pileup. The highway remained closed for several hours afterward.

The release says 24-year-old Caleb David Conner of Falling Waters died at the scene.

Berkeley County Medical Center trauma coordinator Donnie Grubb says 12 people were treated and released and one remained hospitalized Friday.

10:45 a.m.

Police say one person was killed and at least a dozen were injured in a multiple-vehicle accident on Interstate 81 in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle.

Media outlets report the cause of Thursday's crash in the southbound lanes between Spring Mills and Martinsburg remains under investigation. Berkeley County Sheriff Kenneth Lemaster said a severe storm had hit the area around the time of the accident.

The highway remained closed for several hours afterward. The name of the person killed wasn't immediately released.

Berkeley County Medical Center trauma coordinator Donnie Grubb says 14 people arrived at the hospital from the accident, including the victim who died. He says 12 were treated and released and one remained hospitalized Friday.