PENN TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) — The driver of a tractor-trailer died after crashing into a wooded area on the Pennsylvania Turnpike early Friday morning.
Pennsylvania State Police say the crash happened around 12:45 a.m. The tractor-trailer was traveling east when, for an unknown reason, it went off the highway between the Pittsburgh (Exit 57) and Irwin (Exit 67) interchanges.
The driver was transported from the scene by ambulance, but was later pronounced dead.
He has been identified as Ralph Baker, 61, of Parma, Ohio.
The right lane of the Turnpike was blocked near the crash scene while crews worked to remove the tractor-trailer.