On June 28, 2016 at around 11:30 p.m. a crash was reported on I-79 near the 11 mile-marker. Callers reported one person was ejected and a 2003 Chevrolet S-10 pickup was overturned. The truck was traveling south when the driver apparently lost control, departed the roadway to the left, then rolled the pickup several times.
The driver was later identified as Jimmy L. Gross, Jr., 44 years old of Sutton, WV. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, and was ejected as the vehicle rolled.
The crash is being investigated by the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to assist with the investigation.