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Car travels wrong way on PA Turnpike, causes multi-vehicle crash

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HIGHSPIRE, Pa. (WHTM) -

All lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike have reopened following a multi-vehicle crash on the Susquehanna River Bridge in Dauphin County.

A car was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes, and after traveling across the bridge, it slammed head-on into a tractor trailer and burst into flames, according to authorities.

The crash happened around 9:25 a.m. Sunday morning at mile marker 245.7.

Both people in the car were thrown from the vehicle. One person was critically injured and flown to the hospital. Two others were taken by ambulance. Police said a second passenger vehicle was also involved.

The lanes reopened Sunday afternoon at around 1:45 p.m.

Route 230, which runs underneath the bridge, was also closed temporarily in order to clear debris off the road.

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