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.