I-283 North reopens 4 hours after fatal crash - abc27 WHTM

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I-283 North reopens 4 hours after fatal crash

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Courtesy: Elizabeth Lins Shoenfelt Courtesy: Elizabeth Lins Shoenfelt

A fatal crash involving a tractor-trailer and a passenger car closed a section of Interstate 283 North in Dauphin County for about four-and-a-half hours Wednesday.

The highway reopened just after 3 p.m.

Police said a 67-year-old Camp Hill man was killed, and a 58-year-old Camp Hill woman who was his passenger was flown to Penn State Hershey Medical Center, after their 2011 Cadillac CTS4 left the southbound lanes, crossed the grass median, and went into oncoming northbound traffic.

The Cadillac then crashed into the rear axle of a tractor-trailer in the right northbound lane between Exit 2 for Route 441 and Exit 3A for I-83 South in Swatara Township at around 10:30 a.m.

The truck rolled onto its right side and spilled a load of dirt in the grass median. The truck driver, 56-year-old Ronald G. Johnson of Leeper, Pa., was not injured.

The names of those in the Cadillac were not immediately released. Police said they believe that neither person was wearing a seatbelt.


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