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Update: I-81 reopens after fatal pedestrian accident

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State Police say a fatal pedestrian accident that closed a portion of I-81 Thursday morning was a suicide.

According to police, a 58 year old man parked his car along the northbound lanes of I-81 in East Hanover Township and then got out and intentionally walked into traffic. Police say the man was struck by several vehicles and killed.  

I-81 northbound was closed between Hershey/ Grantville Exit 80 and Ft. Indiantown Gap Exit 85A for several hours this morning for a death investigation.

The stretch of highway in East Hanover Township is now reopened.

The man's name has not been released.

 

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