PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – One man is dead after a violent crash late Monday night on the Parkway East.

It happened around 11:15 p.m. in the eastbound lanes, near the Squirrel Hill-Homestead exit. State Police say a car was traveling east when it struck a tractor-trailer from behind. The back of the trailer sliced through the car’s front windshield and sheared off nearly half of its roof.

The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene. He has been identified as Walter Goff III, 28, of Pittsburgh.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not hurt.

The eastbound lanes of the Parkway East approaching the crash scene were closed for hours. They reopened around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

At one point, the Parkway East was closed in both directions. Police told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette a crash in the westbound lanes “involving a rubber-necker” was reported minutes after the first crash.

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