A 21 year old Nassau, NY man is dead following a three vehicle fatal crash that occurred Sunday May 19 at 6:56pm on Interstate 81 northbound.

The crash took place around the area of mile marker 83 in East Hanover Township.

The crash occurred when Unit #1, a tractor-trailer was traveling southbound on the highway and entered the center median, crossing into the northbound lanes of travel.

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The tractor-trailer, driven by a 31 year old Chambersburg man, impacted the driver’s rear of Unit #2, a Chevrolet Impala driven by a 43 year old Middletown woman, and then impacted the driver’s side door area of Unit #3, a Scion TC coupe driven by the Nassau man.

All units sustained severe damage in the crash, and Unit #1 and Unit #3 came to rest in the grass area next to the south shoulder of the highway. The Nassau man died at the scene.

Interstate 81 was shut down for approximately six hours as part of the crash and subsequent investigation, which was hampered by severe weather moving through the area at the time.

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No charges were announced in the release, and none have yet been filed against the driver of Unit #1 in the state’s judicial system.

Pennsylvania State Police are asking motorists who may have been in the area or witnessed the crash to call 717-865-2194.

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