"We were friends, as well as worked together. He smiled a lot and always brought a lot of energy with him into whatever he did. He always wanted to try to help," he said. "It's going to take us some time. We will all really miss him. He was a great guy."
Mayor Danny Jones joined city employees in mourning.
"Gene was a very nice young man and a first-rate attorney who handled many of our cases in Municipal Court and helped with legal insights on other city issues," he said in a statement.
"He always treated people with respect and was a key part of our legal team. We're saddened by this sudden tragedy and join his family and many friends in mourning his loss."
The road in South Charleston, near Riverwalk Plaza, was shut down about midnight and remained closed about two hours after the crash.
Webb was not pronounced dead on the scene but died later as a result of injuries sustained in the crash, police said.
The South Charleston Fire Department also responded to the crash.
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