West Virginia Authorities Investigating Murder of Paragould Truck Driver

WHEELING, WV - West Virginia authorities are investigating the apparent assault on a Paragould truck driver that occured last week, and led to his eventual death on Sunday.

Ricky Noel, 46, was reportedly assaulted early on July 18 as he walked alongside West Alexander Road, near a truck stop in Wheeling, West Virginia.  Authorities say he was attacked by an unknown person and injured his head when he fell.

Noel was taken by ambulance to the Wheeling Medical Park where he underwent emergency surgery.  Noel died from his injuries on Sunday.

Police are interviewing several witnesses who reportedly saw Noel being attacked.  Results of the investigation will be turned over to the Ohio County Prosecutor's Office.