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Tractor-Trailer Involved In Westbound I-70 Crash

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(Credit: KDKA)

(Credit: KDKA)

HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – Traffic was backed up for miles in Westmoreland County after an accident on Interstate 70.

The crash involved a tractor-trailer and a car in Hempfield Township just before 5 p.m.

Darren Lynn, of Charleroi, was approaching the truck in his car when the driver was partially blinded by the glare of the sun.

Lynn’s car rammed the rear of the truck, veered across the highway, struck a concrete barrier, and flipped over on its roof.

Lynn is being hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Police say he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.

Westbound traffic was at a standstill while crews cleared the scene.

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