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One person killed in I-81 crash

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A man is dead after a seven vehicle crash on I-81 North near West Hanover Township, according to state police.

The crash happened just before 2 p.m. Sunday when a tractor trailer traveling southbound could not brake in time due to stopping traffic and struck several vehicles. The tractor trailer driver was not wearing his seatbelt and was partially ejected from the truck, police said. 

He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Two people had to be taken to Penn State Hershey Medical Center for minor injuries, according to police.

I-81 North was closed for several hours while crews worked on the scene.

Police have not released the name of the driver. 

 

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