MERCER COUNTY, Pa. (WKBN) – 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.
The man killed was Jeffrey Polichena, 68, of Ravenna.
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.
Fatal I-80 Accident