AMWELL TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Emergency crews were called to the scene of an accident this afternoon in Washington County.
It happened at the Interstate 79 and Route 40 split in Amwell Township just before 3 p.m.
I-79 south is currently closed near the Laboratory Exit after a car rear-ended a camper and caught fire.
The Observer-Reporter reports the accident happened after a motorcycle clipped a tanker truck.
A passenger on the motorcycle was thrown onto the highway.
The camper swerved to miss the woman lying in the road and was rear-ended.
According to emergency dispatchers, medical helicopters were called to the scene.
The accident is causing major traffic tie-ups.
It’s not clear how long the highway will be shut down.
Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.