On Thursday, July 29, 2021, at approximately 8:15 a.m., members of the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motorcycle accident on I-64 near the 176-mile marker. The motorcycle was occupied by one individual and was eastbound on I-64 when the rider struck an object in the travel lane, resulting in a loss of control of the motorcycle.
The motorcycle subsequently came to rest on the berm of the highway and the driver, identified as Joseph P. Russella, age 55 of Burlington, NJ, succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
Members of the White Sulphur Springs Police Department, Ambulance Service and Fire Department provided on-scene assistance.
Sergeant B. W. Mitchell, Jr., of the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Office, is the investigating officer.