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Truck driver still missing after thorough search of wrecked lumber truck

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Lumber truck driver still missing after crews combed through debris from wrecked lumber truck on treacherous road. 

The accident happened at around 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 7th in a remote area of Kanawha County in West Virginia. 

According to West Virginia Metro News, the flatbed semi truck was hauling lumber along a narrow and winding Hurricane Road near Frame when it flipped down a 50 foot embankment. The truck landed upside down and spilled its load of lumber. 

Authorities have been unable to locate the truck driver. First responders initially thought that the driver may have been crushed beneath the wrecked cab, but a search of the wreck has revealed no sign of the driver. 

Police say that no one has checked into any nearby hospitals. They are still working to determine the owner of the truck and the identity of the driver. Officials believe that the truck driver was either lost or following incorrect GPS directions, which is why the truck was traveling on such a treacherous road. 

Removal of the wrecked rig is proving difficult due to the steep terrain and remote location. No further information has been released.

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