West Virginia State Police release name of Parkways Authority employee killed on I-77

West Virginia State Police identify the state Parkways Authority employee who was killed after being hit by a truck Thursday on Interstate 77 as Nathan Thompson, 32, of the Kegley area. (WOAY)

West Virginia State Police have released the name of the Parkways Authority employee who was killed when he and two others were hit by a truck on Interstate 77.

Nathan Thompson, 32, of the Kegley area was killed in a wreck that happened about 3:45 p.m. Thursday in Mercer County after a tractor double trailer hit two Parkways Authority vehicles on the side of the road and the three employees standing next to them, State Police said.

Listed in critical/stable condition are Ethan Kestner, 19, of the Princeton area and Richard Lambert,21, of the Kegley area. The truck driver, James Crandall, 52, of Reedsville, Ohio, wasn't injured.

Gov. Jim Justice and first lady Cathy Justice sent a news release saying they are "absolutely devastated and heartbroken" by the crash.

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