Two and four-year-old killed during multi-vehicle crash on I-81 in Mechanicsburg


MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Two juveniles were killed Tuesday afternoon following a multi-vehicle crash that closed all southbound lanes of I-81.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, three vehicles crashed near mile marker 54 along I-81. Police say the juveniles, aged two and four-years-old, were riding northbound in a Volkswagon Tiguan when it crossed the grass median into the southbound lane colliding with a Ford F-150 and Ford Focus.

Reports indicate the driver of the Volkswagon, a 35-year-old Mechanicsburg man, was transported to Holy Spirit Hospital. The driver of the F-150 was also injured and transported to an area hospital.

The crash affected all southbound lanes from exit 52: US 11/I-76 Turnpike-Middlesex to exit 57: PA 114-Mechanicsburg for roughly three hours.

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Witnesses or anyone with information on the incident is asked to call PSP Carlisle at 717-249-2121.

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