Millerstown man, 22, dead after crash on I-81

(Photo courtesy: PennDOT)

CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) – A man was killed Thursday in a crash on Interstate 81 northbound that closed part of the highway in Cumberland County for more than two hours.

The crash was reported around 3:40 p.m. in the area of Exit 47 for Hanover Street in Carlisle.

State police say a motorcycle was merging onto I-81 at the exit ramp while a tractor-trailer was traveling in the right lane. The operator of the motorcycle, identified by state police as Michael C. Levan, 22, of Millerstown, lost control, causing the motorcycle to overturn.

Levan was thrown from his motorcycle and was struck by the tractor-trailer and his motorcycle.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

According to PennDOT, the interstate was closed between Exits 45 and 49.

The interstate reopened by 6 p.m.

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