MERCER COUNTY, Pa. (WYTV) – I-80 eastbound in Pennsylvania was shut down for several hours Saturday morning due to an accident involving a car and a semi-truck.
The accident was near mile marker 7, by West Middlesex, but the road was shut down starting at mile marker 4.
The eastbound lanes were reopened around 1:15 p.m.
Pennsylvania State Police responded to a call around 10:30 a.m. regarding a driver trapped in his car with injuries after an accident with a semi-truck.
The PSP confirmed that the driver of the car did not survive, and the driver of the semi-truck is fine.
Police have not released his name, but we do know that he was 69 years old.
They also stated that the man veered off the left side of the road, over-compensated when correcting himself back into the right lane, hit the guard rail and was then hit by the semi-truck.