CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) — Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) has released details regarding two crashes that occurred in the same area of Interstate 81 on Saturday, May 28 in Cumberland County.
The first crash occurred on Interstate 81 Northbound by mile marker 49.3 at 3:57 p.m. According to a public information release, the crash involved a motorcycle driven by Joshua Hill of Alabama that was following too closely behind an SUV driven by Kalim Johnson of Maryland.
As Johnson started to slow down due to approaching traffic congestion, Hill rear-ended Johnson. Afterward, Hill was transported to Holy Spirit Hospital where his injuries were unknown at the time of the release. Johnson was not injured in the accident.
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The southbound lanes in the same area of I-81 were also closed for a time shortly after the northbound accident occurred. However, PSP has not released details regarding that crash at this time.
According to a tweet from Cumberland Goodwill EMS, at least 9 people sustained injuries. This incident was called a mass casualty incident after the second crash occurred.
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