UPDATE: I-81 in East Hanover Township back open after deadly crash

LEBANON COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) – A PennDOT spokesperson says one person is dead after a crash on Interstate 81 northbound in East Hanover Township.

Investigators say Ricky Ney was pronounced dead on the scene.

Ney was driving a 2015 Jeep Patriot, when he crossed over the center median, entering the northbound lanes. Ney’s vehicle collided head on with a tractor trailer.

Ney was ejected from his vehicle. It’s not known why he crossed over the median in the first place.

The crash happened around 2:30 p.m. between Exit 85B: Fort Indiantown Gap and Exit 89: I-78 East – Allentown.

The northbound lanes have opened back up to traffic, after being closed for several hours on Sunday. There is still a lane restriction, however, near Exit 85A: PA 934 South – Annville.

 

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