UPDATE: I-81 crash investigation reports at least three dead following truck collision

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LEBANON, Pa. (WHTM) — On Wednesday evening, parts of Interstate 81-southbound closed due to a deadly accident.

The crash happened around mile-marker 88 near the Lebanon exit and I-78 split. At least three people have died from the accident.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police report, a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado and two tractor-trailers were involved in the crash. At approximately 3:15 p.m., police responded to the scene. The accident occurred as the Chevrolet truck was traveling behind one tractor-trailer in the right lane when the tractor-trailer slowed for traffic conditions and was struck the Chevrolet. Following this collision, the Chevrolet was rear-ended by the second tractor-trailer, causing the Chevrolet to be pinned between both tractor-trailers.

As a result of the collision, the Chevrolet Silverado caught fire and its occupants were trapped inside the vehicle. The victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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