Fairmont State concrete canoe truck damaged in accident

FAIRMONT, WV — I-79 was closed Thursday night due to multiple north side crashes. One of the vehicles involved in one of the crashes was Fairmont State University’s ASCE and Concrete Canoe team truck.

For those who don’t know, Fairmont State’s Concrete Canoe Team is a group of civil engineering students who build literal concrete boats and compete against them in national competitions. The competition is organized by the American Society of Civil Engineers and gives students the opportunity to gain fun but useful experience.

Fairmont State took home top honors from the competition, including a long string of regional titles and even some national honors.

This year the team suffered a slight setback, but that hasn’t stopped them from competing for the concrete canoe titles in 2022. A Facebook post on the team’s Facebook page thanked the community for their support after their truck was damaged in the accident. .

“First and foremost THE TRUCK OCCUPANTS WERE NOT INJURED and the vehicle they were driving was also okay.

We want to thank all the first responders who were there instantly to support everyone.

ASCE and Fairmont State University Concrete Canoe Team Facebook Post, March 24, 2022

“Another special thank you to all of you who have called and texted to check on us. We are so grateful to have such a huge network of people who love and support us!

As you are probably wondering, the canoe was not damaged in the accident.

The team still plans to compete in the 2022 Concrete Canoe Competition in a few weeks. The competition will take place the first week of June at Louisianna Tech University.

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