(WHTM) — An off-duty East Pennsboro police officer has been identified as the driver involved in a fatal accident on I-81 Monday morning.
A Cumberland County Public Information Officer confirmed to abc27 that the officer is on sick leave as a result of their injuries.
According to police, the off-duty officer crossed over the fog line and hit a disabled box truck that was sitting on the shoulder of I-81 along with an individual who was standing outside of it. The truck was being assisted by a service company. PennDOT’s Beltway Patrol was there and cleared for the assisting agency to assist the disabled truck prior to the crash.
State Police have identified the victim as 40-year-old Jeffery Wade Hanwell of Etters.
The accident happened between Front Street in Dauphin County and Exit 65: US 11/15 NORTH AND SOUTH – MARYSVILLE/ENOLA in Cumberland County.
The accident caused major traffic delays on Monday morning.
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Pennsylvania State Police say the investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed.
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