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Crash Shuts Down I-81 On-Ramp In Franklin County Crash Shuts Down I-81 On-Ramp In Franklin County
Crash Shuts Down I-81 On-Ramp In Franklin County A multi-vehicle accident shut down an on-ramp to Interstate 81 in Franklin County on Friday morning, May 17, according to PennDOT.  Officials said it happened on the PA 696 ramp to I-81's southbound lanes near Exit 24 in Southampton Township. The ramp was still closed as of 9:30 a.m.  It's not yet clear if anyone was hurt. 
Military Vehicle Crash Closed Lanes On I-81: PennDOT (UPDATE) Military Vehicle Crash Closed Lanes On I-81: PennDOT (UPDATE)
Military Vehicle Crash Closed Lanes On I-81: PennDOT (Update) Two multiple-vehicle crashes — one involving a military vehicle — led to lane restrictions and delays along Interstate 81 in Central Pennsylvania on Friday afternoon.  The first crash, which involved a military vehicle, happened on I-81 northbound just .6 miles north of Exit 65: US 11/15 South and North to Enola/Maryville at 2:35 p.m. on April 19, according to PennDOT's 511PA.  The lane restriction caused delays.  Daily Voice reached out to officials for more information. PennDOT spokesperson Fritzi Schreffler initially told us that the I-81 crash has "No injuries …
Pair Ejected In Fatal Head-On Crash Along I-81: PA State Police Pair Ejected In Fatal Head-On Crash Along I-81: PA State Police
Pair Ejected In Fatal Head-On Crash Along I-81: PA State Police A 51-year-old woman has died a week after being ejected during a head-on crash along Interstate 81, Pennsylvania State Police and the Dauphin County Coroner confirmed to Daily Voice on Tuesday, April 9.  Sharon Michelle Bentler, originally of Berwick and most recently of Harrisburg (according to her social media and court records), passed away at Penn State Hershey Medical Center on Sunday due to multiple traumatic injuries she sustained in a crash on I-81 on April 3 Dauphin County press secretary Diane McNaughton told Daily Voice.  Her death was ruled accidental by the county co…
Tractor-Trailer Rollover Crash On I-81 Clears: PennDOT Tractor-Trailer Rollover Crash On I-81 Clears: PennDOT
Tractor-Trailer Rollover Crash On I-81 Clears: PennDOT A tractor-trailer crash caused miles of delays on Interstate 81, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officials told Daily Voice on Tuesday, April 2. The tractor-trailer rolled over after it crashed at mile marker 93.5 on I-81 northbound at 1 p.m. on April 2, PennDOT spokesperson Fritzi Schreffler explained.  Traffic was diverted starting at Exit 90: PA 72 - LEBANON and all lanes were closed through Exit 100: PA 443 - PINE GROVE.  There is no word from the scene about any injuries, and it is unknown what was in the trailer. The roadway reopened at 5 p.m. 
Tractor-Trailer Fatally Rear-Ends Car On I-81: PA State Police Chambersburg Tractor-Trailer Fatally Rear-Ends Car On I-81: PA State Police Chambersburg
Tractor-Trailer Fatally Rear-Ends Car On I-81: PA State Police Chambersburg A passenger has died in a crash involving a tractor-trailer on Interstate 81, the Pennsylvania State Police announced on Friday morning. State Troopers were called to the fatal crash along I-81 in Franklin County a minute before midnight on March 21. The crash involved an International Freight Liner Tractor Trailer and a passenger car, both traveling north on Interstate 81.  The tractor-trailer rear-ended the passenger car and "continued to travel straight north bound on 81, crossed both north lanes of travel and into the center grass median, striking the metal guide wire," police sta…
I-81 Traffic Creeps, Crawls Following 'Serious' Crash At PA/MD Line:PennDOT I-81 Traffic Creeps, Crawls Following 'Serious' Crash At PA/MD Line:PennDOT
I-81 Traffic Creeps, Crawls Following 'Serious' Crash At PA/MD Line:PennDOT A serious crash on Interstate 81 caused some major deals near the Pennslyvania/Maryland state line on Monday, according to authorities.  The crash happened in the northbound lanes of I-81 at mile marker 10.3 in Guilford Township, Greencastle at 9:28 a.m. on March 11, according to PennDOT.  State police investigated the crash.  The number of vehicles involved and any injuries were not noted.  PennDOT expects residual delays. 
Florida Man Wanted In NJ Flees Chase On I-81 In PA: State Troopers Say (VIDEO) Florida Man Wanted In NJ Flees Chase On I-81 In PA: State Troopers Say (VIDEO)
Florida Man Wanted In NJ Flees Chase On I-81 In PA: State Troopers Say (Video) A Florida man wanted in New Jersey, fleeing from Pennsylvania State Police in Jonestown has caused an "active police incident" on Interstate 81, Trooper Megan Frazer said on Thursday. Jimmy Lee Fancy, 35, of Daytona, FL was wanted on "warrants for firearm violations from New Jersey as well as other active warrants in Pennsylvania," Trooper Frazer stated in a release. The pursuit in PA began in Jonestown in the area of 81 Southbound at mile marker 85 when a trooper saw Fancy committing traffic violations while driving a silver Kia SUV around 9:45 a.m. on Jan. 25, as …
Funeral Details Released For 5 NY Women Struck Dead On I-81 In PA (UPDATE) Funeral Details Released For 5 NY Women Struck Dead On I-81 In PA (UPDATE)
Funeral Details Released For 5 NY Women Struck Dead On I-81 In PA (Update) Funeral details and a statement from the family have been released after five women returning from Umrah in Mecca, Saudi Arabia were killed on Interstate 81 on Tuesday evening, Jan. 16. The women "were on their way back home from the Dulles airport," their family told Daily Voice. They were struck dead by a tractor-trailer at the 199.3-mile marker in Scott Township, approximately 12 miles north of Scranton, troopers detailed in a release. Four women were in a Honda Odyssey that lost control and hit the concrete lane divider around 5:15 p.m., authorities said. The crash left the Honda disabl…
43K Pounds Of Alcohol Spills Onto I-81 Near Mechanicsburg: PennDOT 43K Pounds Of Alcohol Spills Onto I-81 Near Mechanicsburg: PennDOT
43K Pounds Of Alcohol Spills Onto I-81 Near Mechanicsburg: PennDOT An overturned tractor-trailer led to approximately 43,000 pounds of alcohol being spilled and traffic being diverted along Interstate 81, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation spokesperson Fritzi Schreffler told Daily Voice on Tuesday.  The tractor-trailer overturned — spilling "43,00 pounds of various kinds of alcohol" — on I-81 south just before Exit 52: Middlesex, according to Schreffler.  The crash happened around 3:15 p.m. on Jan. 16, 2024, she explained.  No injuries were reported. Traffic was diverted at Exit 57: Mechanicsburg/Route 114 and then back on at Exit 5…
NWS: Winter Storm Warnings Issued In The Following Pennsylvania Counties NWS: Winter Storm Warnings Issued In The Following Pennsylvania Counties
NWS: Winter Storm Warnings Issued In The Following Pennsylvania Counties Almost half of Pennsylvania's counties are under winter storm watches, warnings, and advisories issued by the National Weather Service. From Saturday until Sunday, the following Pennsylvania counties are being alerted by the NWS for a heavy winter storm: Adams. Allegheny. Bedford. Blair. Cambria. Cameron. Carbon. Centre. Columbia. Clearfield. Clinton. Cumberland. Dauphin. Fayette. Franklin. Fulton. Huntingdon. Indiana. Juniata. Lackawanna. Lebanon. Luzerne. Lycoming. Mifflin. Monroe. Montour. Northumberland. Perry. Pike. Schuylkill. Snyder. Somerset. Sullivan. Susquehanna. Union. Wayne. Wy…
Witnesses Sought After Serious I-81 Crash At Ramp In Carlisle (UPDATE) Witnesses Sought After Serious I-81 Crash At Ramp In Carlisle (UPDATE)
Witnesses Sought After Serious I-81 Crash At Ramp In Carlisle (Update) Police activity shuttered a ramp along Interstate 81 in Central Pennsylvania on Saturday night and now officers are searching for witnesses.   The ramp closure was first announced by Carlisle Police at 5:58 p.m. on Dec. 30, but on Wednesday, Jan. 3, the police said the crash really happened around 4:45 p.m. A two-vehicle caused the initial closure at Walnut Bottom Road and I-81 Exit 45:College Street off-ramp in Carlisle Borough, according to Carlisle PD. Later both the on and off ramps on I-81 South were closed.  Walnut Bottom Road was also closed at Belvedere Street f…
Crash On I-81 Near Shippensburg Leads To Delays In Dense Fog: PennDOT Crash On I-81 Near Shippensburg Leads To Delays In Dense Fog: PennDOT
Crash On I-81 Near Shippensburg Leads To Delays In Dense Fog: PennDOT Traffic on Interstate 81 was already moving a bit slow due to the fog when a crash led to an additional slowdown on Thursday morning, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.  The multiple-vehicle crash happened in the northbound lanes of I-81, approximately .8 miles from Exit 29: PA 174 - King Street, near Shippensburg, according to PennDOT's 511PA.  It was reported at 10:06 a.m. on Dec. 28, 511PA shows.  The crash involved three vehicles, including a passenger and a commercial vehicle, PennDOT spokesperson David Thompson told Daily Voice.   "P…
Tractor-Trailer Rollover On I-81 In Cumberland County: PennDOT (UPDATE; PHOTOS) Tractor-Trailer Rollover On I-81 In Cumberland County: PennDOT (UPDATE; PHOTOS)
Tractor-Trailer Rollover On I-81 In Cumberland County: PennDOT (Update; Photos) A tractor-trailer crashed on Interstate 81 — rolling over, spilling goods and fuel, and injuring the driver, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation spokesperson Fritzi Schreffler told Daily Voice on Wednesday morning.  The crash happened around 12:45 a.m. but the road was partially blocked for clean-up efforts until 8: 30 a.m. on Dec. 20, according to Schreffler and PennDOT's 511PA.  The tractor-trailer crashed and rolled as it left the roadway on I-81 near Exit 52: Route 11/Harrisburg Pike, in Cumberland County, Schreffler detailed.  The driver's injuries were…
Sedan Fire Closed US Rt 222 In Ephrata: Officials (PHOTOS) Sedan Fire Closed US Rt 222 In Ephrata: Officials (PHOTOS)
Sedan Fire Closed US Rt 222 In Ephrata: Officials (Photos) A third vehicle fire was reported on a major highway in Central Pennsylvania on Thursday morning. A four-door sedan caught fire on Route 222 North shortly before 8 a.m. on Dec. 14, according to a release by West Earl Fire Station 29. Volunteer firefighters took Engine 29-1 to the and quickly extinguished the fire, officials with the station explained. The vehicle fire briefly closed the roadway just south of the Ephrata Exit.  No injuries were reported. Two other vehicles caught fire on Interstate 81. Click here to see the dramatic photos. 
Multi-Vehicle Fires Closed I-81: PennDOT (UPDATE; PHOTOS) Multi-Vehicle Fires Closed I-81: PennDOT (UPDATE; PHOTOS)
Multi-Vehicle Fires Closed I-81: PennDOT (Update; Photos) At least two vehicles caught fire on Interstate 81 in Central Pennsylvania on Thursday morning.  The incident appears to have started when a tractor-trailer attempted to pull on the right shoulder on I-81 near Exit 37: Newville in Penn Township around 6:15 a.m. on Dec. 14, PennDOT spokesperson Fritzi Schreffler told Daily Voice.  As it got into the shoulder it quickly became "engulfed in flames," Schreffler said.  Another car in the shoulder in front of the tractor-trailer also became engulfed, but all the drivers were able to get out of the vehicles and be evaluated by…
Freezing Conditions, Snow Causes Multiple Crashes On I-81, I-83, US 322, US 22: PennDOT Freezing Conditions, Snow Causes Multiple Crashes On I-81, I-83, US 322, US 22: PennDOT
Freezing Conditions, Snow Causes Multiple Crashes On I-81, I-83, US 322, US 22: PennDOT Winter weather conditions caused multiple crashes and delays in Central Pennsylvania on Tuesday morning, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation spokesperson Fritzi Schreffler told Daily Voice.  The calls to the crashes due to "flash freeze" on bridges and ramps started around 6 a.m., according to PennDOT's Fritzi Schreffler.  The traffic issues were in the following areas, according to Schreffler and PennDOT's 511PA: The biggest slowdowns happened on Interstate 81 and 83.  I-81 South at the ramp to I-83 South near Exit 70 (I-83 South/US 322 East ramp) and I-83 N…
RV Sparks Mile Long Brush Fire Halting Traffic On I-81 Near MD/PA Line: PennDOT (VIDEO) RV Sparks Mile Long Brush Fire Halting Traffic On I-81 Near MD/PA Line: PennDOT (VIDEO)
RV Sparks Mile Long Brush Fire Halting Traffic On I-81 Near MD/PA Line: PennDOT (Video) An RV fire turned brush fire halted traffic on Interstate 81 near the Maryland and Pennsylvania state lines on Wednesday, authorities told Daily Voice.  The RV's brakes caught fire near 14: PA 316 - Wayne Avenue around 2:27 p.m. on Oct. 25, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Fritzi Schreffler explained.  The fire quickly spread causing "about a mile's worth of brush fires," she said noting that the "RV was pulling a vehicle and they (were both) fully engulfed in flames." You can see the Marion Volunteer Fire Company 8's video of the scene in the player below. Co. 8 along with …
Tractor-Trailer Driver ID'd After Falling On Tracks Below I-81 At MD/PA Line (UPDATE) Tractor-Trailer Driver ID'd After Falling On Tracks Below I-81 At MD/PA Line (UPDATE)
Tractor-Trailer Driver ID'd After Falling On Tracks Below I-81 At MD/PA Line (Update) A tractor-trailer driver has died after driving off Interstate 81 — onto the train tracks below, authorities announced Monday night.   James C. Hayworth, 58, of Chatsworth, GA was trapped in his trailer after accidentally driving his vehicle off I-81 onto the train tracks below, the Pennsylvania State Police explained in a release the following morning.  He initially survived the crash and fall, so emergency crews made "many attempts" to rescue him. Unfortunately, a coroner was called to the scene and he was pronounced dead, the Franklin Company explained in a release ar…
Pedestrian 'Incident' On I-81 At Maryland Border Clears: PennDOT Pedestrian 'Incident' On I-81 At Maryland Border Clears: PennDOT
Pedestrian 'Incident' On I-81 At Maryland Border Clears: PennDOT Part of Interstate 81 shut down in Central Pennsylvania on Friday morning, according to Pennsylvania Department of Transportation spokesperson Fritzi Schreffler.  The "pedestrian-related incident" happened at mile marker 1 on Sept. 22 shortly before 7:40 a.m., Schreffler detailed to Daily Voice.  The southbound lanes closed between exit 3 to Molly Pitcher Highway and the Maryland border, according to PennDOT.  The roadway reopened shortly after 9 a.m. "No more information will be released at this time," Schreffler said. 
Driver Hurt In I-81 Work Zone Tractor-Trailer Crash: PennDOT Driver Hurt In I-81 Work Zone Tractor-Trailer Crash: PennDOT
Driver Hurt In I-81 Work Zone Tractor-Trailer Crash: PennDOT A box truck driver was hurt in a crash with a tractor-trailer on Interstate 81 on Friday morning, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officials told Daily Voice.  The multiple-vehicle crash happened on I-81 South near exit 66 by Front Street in Harrisburg around 5:45 a.m. on Sept. 8, according to PennDOT spokesperson Fritzi Schreffler. The box truck slammed into the back of the tractor-trailer "at the beginning of a left lane restriction for a work zone," Schreffler said.  The roadway was shuttered across all southbound lanes from Exit 67 "across the length of the bridge," …
Tractor Trailer Fire Shuts I-81 Tractor Trailer Fire Shuts I-81
Tractor Trailer Fire Shuts I-81 A tractor trailer fire closed all lanes of Interstate 81 in Dauphin County Tuesday night, Sept. 5. The incident happened on the northbound side at mile post 81 in Grantville (East Hanover). UPDATE: Vehicle fire on I-81 northbound at Mile Post: 81.0. All lanes closed. — 511PA Harrisburg (@511PAHarrisburg) September 6, 2023 The highway reopened after an hour.
PennDOT Closes I-81 After Triple Fatal Crash In Maryland (DEVELOPING) PennDOT Closes I-81 After Triple Fatal Crash In Maryland (DEVELOPING)
PennDOT Closes I-81 After Triple Fatal Crash In Maryland (Developing) Part of Interstate 81 in Pennsylvania was shuttered following a triple fatal multi-vehicle crash at the border with Maryland, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Officials told Daily Voice on Friday.  Four tractor-trailers, at least two passenger vehicles, and several motorcycles were involved in a deadly crash at mile marker 10 on Interstate 81 South in Washington County Maryland around 11 a.m. on Sept. 1, PennDOT spokesperson Fritzi Schreffler told Daily Voice. Three people are confirmed dead, several others are entrapped, and at least one person has been airlifted from the scene a…
Tractor-Trailer Crash Halts Traffic For Hours In PA On I-81 (PHOTOS) Tractor-Trailer Crash Halts Traffic For Hours In PA On I-81 (PHOTOS)
Tractor-Trailer Crash Halts Traffic For Hours In PA On I-81 (Photos) An oil spill caused by a tractor-trailer crash halted traffic on Interstate 81 for hours on Friday morning.  The tractor-trailer crashed in the northbound lanes of I-81, near  Exit 80/Route 743 for Grantville around 1 a.m. on Sept. 1, authorities say.  The Pennsylvania State Police, fire police, and the Grantville Volunteer Fire Company were called to the scene.  The scene of the tractor-trailer crash on Interstate 81 in Central Pennsylvania. Grantville Volunteer Fire Company The highway reopened around 4:30 a.m., according to PennDOT. The scene of the tractor-trailer crash on Inte…
Criminal Past Revealed About Pennsylvania Man Accused Of Assaulting Ranger On Appalachian Trail Criminal Past Revealed About Pennsylvania Man Accused Of Assaulting Ranger On Appalachian Trail
Criminal Past Revealed About Pennsylvania Man Accused Of Assaulting Ranger On Appalachian Trail UPDATE: David Edward Browne, 27, of Shippensburg, is in Pennsylvania State Police custody as of 10:46 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 25. According to Trooper Frazer he was taken in without further incident following the fires on the Appalachian Trail and the alleged assault of a ranger.  Daily Voice readers claim he was found near Interstate 81. Traffic was delayed on I-81 in Cumberland County, as Daily Voice reported, but readers also told us there were helicopters and a drone circling the area over Perry and Cumberland counties Friday morning.  David previously lived in Martinsburg, West…
HAZMAT: Asphalt Spills On US-15, PennDOT Officials Say (UPDATE) HAZMAT: Asphalt Spills On US-15, PennDOT Officials Say (UPDATE)
HAZMAT: Asphalt Spills On US-15, PennDOT Officials Say (Update) A tanker truck carrying bituminous oil, commonly known as asphalt, crashed on US Route 15 on Thursday, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.  The truck blew a tire and veered off US 15 going into the woods — spilling asphalt the entire time, according to PennDOT spokesperson Frizti Schreffler.  The crash happened in the northbound lanes near mile marker 19.4 in Tyrone Township around 8 a.m. on Aug. 17, as shown on 511pa.  Shortly after that crash, there was a crash (that possibly was due to rubbernecking) in the southbound lanes. It involved t…
MASS CASUALTY: Victims ID'd In Tractor-Trailer V. RV Crash On I-81 (UPDATE) MASS CASUALTY: Victims ID'd In Tractor-Trailer V. RV Crash On I-81 (UPDATE)
Mass Casualty: Victims ID'd In Tractor-Trailer V. RV Crash On I-81 (Update) All five people and a dog involved in a tractor-trailer and RV on Interstate 81 late on Wednesday night have died, authorities told Daily Voice.  Pennsylvania State Police and the families have identified the crash victims. The family in the RV were: Donald 'Don', Kimberly 'Kim', Miranda, and Dane Molander, and their dog Rue of Middletown, PA.  The family was on their way home from an ATV event when their RV blew out a tire triggering the deadly crash, authorities say. I’ve never felt so gutted waking up to a bunch of texts and reading the news of the passing of the Molander family. T…
Bus Passengers Killed In I-81 Crash In Pennsylvania ID'd: Coroner Bus Passengers Killed In I-81 Crash In Pennsylvania ID'd: Coroner
Bus Passengers Killed In I-81 Crash In Pennsylvania ID'd: Coroner The names of the three charter bus passengers who died in a crash with a passenger car on Interstate 81 in Pennsylvania on Sunday have been identified by authorities. The victims are: Kadiatou Barry, 21-year-old female, of Cincinnati, Ohio. Serigne Ndiaye, 26-year-old man, an unknown residence. Alioune Diop, 39-year-old man, of Bronx, New York. The crash happened when a Honda CRV was stopped in the right lane of the highway on the southbound side while the bus, carrying between 40 and 50 people, was negotiating a right curve near mile marker 74 in Lower Paxton, Pennsylvania State Police …
Three Bus Passengers Dead, Dozens Hurt In Crash On I-81 In Pennsylvania Three Bus Passengers Dead, Dozens Hurt In Crash On I-81 In Pennsylvania
Three Bus Passengers Dead, Dozens Hurt In Crash On I-81 In Pennsylvania Three charter bus passengers died in a crash with a passenger car on Interstate 81 in Dauphin County Sunday night, Aug. 6, authorities said. A Honda CRV was stopped in the right lane of the highway on the southbound side while the bus, carrying between 40 and 50 people, was negotiating a right curve near mile marker 74 in Lower Paxton,, Pennsylvania State Police said. That's when the bus veered the north side of the highway and went onto the grassy roadside, hit and embankment, and overturned just before 11:50 p.m., PSP said in a release. The roof of the Val Hool bus struck the back e…
2 Crashes Shutter I-81 In Southcentral PA: PennDOT (DEVELOPING) 2 Crashes Shutter I-81 In Southcentral PA: PennDOT (DEVELOPING)
2 Crashes Shutter I-81 In Southcentral PA: PennDOT (Developing) Two multi-vehicle crashes halted all traffic on Interstate 81 in Southcentral Pennsylvania on Monday evening.  The first crash happened just before 4 p.m. on July 31, 2023.  The crash was in the northbound lanes between exits 20: PA 997 - Scotland and 24:PA 696 - Fayette Street, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The first crash was between a tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle, PennDOT spokesperson Fritzi Schreffler told Daily Voice.  The second crash happened just after 4:30 p.m. in the southbound lanes of I-81 between the same exits…
Miles Of Traffic Backups On I-81 In Central PA Miles Of Traffic Backups On I-81 In Central PA
Miles Of Traffic Backups On I-81 In Central PA Sudden lane closures have led to miles of backups on Interstate 81 in Central Pennsylvania on Thursday evening, authorities say.  There is a crash on I-81 North between exits 72 B Linglestown and 77: PA 39 Manada Hill /Hershey on July 27, 2023, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The crash was blocking all lanes when it was called into authorities in Dauphin County shortly after 4 p.m., but one lane reopened just before 5 p.m., PennDOT spokesperson Fritzi Schreffler told Daily Voice.  There is no word on any injuries. This is a developing situation, check…
Bear Struck Dead On US 15 Near Gettysburg: Authorities (PHOTOS) Bear Struck Dead On US 15 Near Gettysburg: Authorities (PHOTOS)
Bear Struck Dead On US 15 Near Gettysburg: Authorities (Photos) A bear was killed when a pick-up truck hit it on US Route 15 in Pennsylvania on Wednesday, authorities say.  A white pick-up truck hit the bear crossing Rt. 15 north a little after 10 a.m. on July 26, 2023, according to the Barlow Volunteer Fire Department. The crash happened near Gettysburg at mile marker 7.2, according to the department.  Company 22 and Mutual Aid responded to the call to the scene.  The driver was unharmed.  This is the second crash involving a bear on a Pennsylvania highway that Daily Voice has reported on in less than 24 hours. In the o…