Fatal Motor Home Crash On I-81 In PA, Authorities Say (Update)

A deadly crash shuttered part of Interstate 81 on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, authorities say. 

The scene of the crash on Interstate 81.
The scene of the crash on Interstate 81. Photo Credit: 511PA

The multi-vehicle crash happened near mile marker 5 in Antrim Township around 11 a.m., according Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Megan Frazer. 

The northbound lanes closed at exit 5 to Greencastle and Waynesboro, according to 511PA. Northbound traffic was being detoured off the highway at exit 5, according to Frazer. All lanes reopened around 2:30 p.m., according to PennDOT spokesperson  Fritzi Schreffler.

The motor home rear-ended the tractor-trailer while the vehicles were slowing down in a construction zone, and the person who died was in the motor home, Schreffler told Daily Voice. 

Additional details about the crash have not been released at the time of publishing. Follow Daily Voice for updates. 

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