Crash shuts down part of Interstate 81 in central Pennsylvania

Crash shuts down part of Interstate 81

A fatal crash shut down a stretch of Interstate 81 for more than two hours Monday morning.What we knowThe multi-vehicle crash happened around 9 a.m. in the southbound lanes of I-81 between US 22/322 West Lewistown/State College and the Wertzville Road exits.PennDOT officials say the crash was fatal. A driver hit a disabled box truck that was on the shoulder being assisted by a service company.A Life Lion medical helicopter was called to the scene.The northbound lanes are open. One southbound lanes is now getting by. There are still backlogs in the area.Stay with WGAL for updates on this breaking story.Remember, you can always get real-time traffic updates with WGAL’s interactive map here.|| Download the WGAL app | Sign up for breaking news email alerts ||

A fatal crash shut down a stretch of Interstate 81 for more than two hours Monday morning.

What we know

  • The multi-vehicle crash happened around 9 a.m. in the southbound lanes of I-81 between US 22/322 West Lewistown/State College and the Wertzville Road exits.
  • PennDOT officials say the crash was fatal.
  • A driver hit a disabled box truck that was on the shoulder being assisted by a service company.
  • A Life Lion medical helicopter was called to the scene.
  • The northbound lanes are open. One southbound lanes is now getting by. There are still backlogs in the area.

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PennDOT officials said a crash that happened on Monday morning on Interstate 81 was fatal.

PennDOT

The crash scene in the southbound lanes of I-81.

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