One Killed In I-80 Crash Involving Tractor Trailer

MERCER COUNTY (KDKA) — One person was killed when a tractor trailer and a car collided on I-80 in Lackawannock Township on Saturday morning.

The crash happened in the eastbound lanes of I-80 between 11:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.

Officials say the driver of a Buick, identified as 68-year-old Jeffrey Polichena, drove partially off the road, then traveled back onto the road, striking a guard rail. The vehicle was then hit by a tractor trailer.

Polichena was killed in the crash.

All lanes were closed between Exit 4A – I-376 East/New Castle and Exit 15 – US 19.

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