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HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A tractor trailer overturned on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Westmoreland County on Thursday, blocking multiple lanes of traffic.

The crash happened around 12:30 p.m. in Hempfield Township, between the Irwin and New Stanton exits.

Officials confirm a tractor trailer hauling mulch overturned on the center median. The left and center lanes of traffic, both eastbound and westbound, are blocked while crews clear the scene.

“It’s a mess, it’s a mess, but thank god the guys alive,” one driver said.

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The truck driver was flown to a local hospital, they say he was conscious.

“The gentlemen that was in the truck was life flighted out of here, they put him on a stretcher. They said he was playing with his cellphone so he survived.”

Further details have not yet been released at this time.