I-80 Reopens Following Multi-Vehicle Crash; Driver Trapped in Burning Truck Dies

STRATTANVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – Interstate 80 has reopened after a fiery crash Sunday afternoon left one person dead.

(Photo by Randy Bauer of Bauer Truck Repair.)

According to a representative of Clarion County Office of Emergency Services, Interstate 80 reopened around 4:30 a.m. Monday.

The accident occurred around 4:00 p.m. near mile marker 66.8 when a tractor trailer caught fire following a multi-vehicle accident.

Sources say the truck was fully engulfed in flames with one person trapped inside.

The Clarion County Coroner’s office was called to the scene at 5:13 p.m.

Clarion County Deputy Coroner Randall Stom told exploreClarion.com that the person trapped inside the truck died.

The coroner’s office has not been able to identify the victim due to the body being burned beyond recognition.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday morning at the Erie County Medical Examiner’s office.

Clarion-based State Police, Clarion Hospital EMS, Clarion Fire and Hose Company No. 1, Corsica Volunteer Fire Company, Limestone Township Volunteer Fire Company, and Strattanville Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 were also dispatched to the scene.

Bauer Truck Repair was also called to the scene.

Both Interstate 80 eastbound lanes were closed from Exit 60 to Exit 70.

Major backups were reported on Interstate 80.

Heavy traffic was reported on Routes 208, 322, 68, and 66 in the Clarion and Shippenville area due to traffic being diverted.

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