CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Three miles of Interstate 81 in Franklin County reopened early Friday after a fiery tractor-trailer crash that killed the driver and closed the southbound lanes for about 12 hours.
The highway was closed between the Scotland and Walker Road exits after the tractor-trailer overturned around 6 p.m. Thursday and burst into flames.
Police identified the driver as 48-year-old William Golladay of Mount Jackson, Virginia.
The tractor-trailer was carrying a flammable liquid.
“We are not really sure what the material was, but with flames like that, we think it was some kind of fuel burning oil,” Deputy Chief Brady Bumbaugh of the Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Company said.
Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call state police in Chambersburg at 717-264-5161.