KINGWOOD, W.Va. – UPDATE (March 27, 2019 7:15 p.m.):
West Virginia State Police released new information about the incident along Interstate 68 in Preston County.
On March 27, at approximately 10:30 a.m., a trooper was driving on I-68, when he saw a gray sedan with Missouri registration approach him from behind at speeds exceeding 130 mph, according to a press release. This vehicle then passed the state police cruiser, at which time the trooper made a traffic stop near mile marker 30.
According to police, the driver, who has not been named, appeared to be confused and stressed and made statements that concerned police. These statements, along with other factors, led the trooper to believe there could be an explosive device inside the vehicle, the release states.
The trooper removed the driver from the vehicle without incident. After securing the driver, police made the decision to close all lanes of I-68 in that area for safety concerns, according to the release.