Wreck Kills Ripley Woman

An accident yesterday near Sissonville claimed the life of a Ripley woman. Witnesses told police a car was headed north when it crossed the median and hit a FedEx truck head on along Interstate 77 near the Tuppers Creek exit in Kanawha County. There was so much debris from the accident that the interstate was shut down for a time, both north and southbound. The driver of the FedEx truck was taken to the hospital but is expected to be okay. There are several reports that the woman's best friend was driving a car ahead of her and saw her swerve off the road. She pulled over and ran back to help her friend, but it was too late.