YORK, Pa. (WHTM) — A tractor-trailer driver was headed the wrong-way before a fatal crash that closed a portion of Interstate 83 (I-83) in York County on Monday morning.
The driver of the tractor-trailer entered the southbound lanes at exit 19, and was headed north before crashing into a car around 3 a.m., a news release from the coroner’s office reads. There was nothing being hauled inside the trailer.
The car went over a guard rail embankment and overturned before coming to a rest at a tree along mile marker 19 after being hit by the tractor-trailer going the opposite way, the release states.
The driver of the car, identified as 47-year-old Hendry Nunez, of Baltimore, was pronounced dead at the scene, but the release did not state whether the tractor-trailer driver was injured or not. Nunez’s cause of death was from multiple blunt force injuries, and the manner is accidental.
It is noted in the release that the southbound I-83 ramp that connects Market Street was closed off and that a detour is currently in place due to maintenance.
According to PennDOT, the multi-vehicle crash caused a closure for lanes on Interstate 83 for hours before they were reopened back to traffic.
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