UPDATE: I-80 Open with No Lane Restriction, After Truck Slams into Trailer, Bursts into Flames

222235_10150180711606677_5990971_n[1]UNION TOWNSHIP, Pa. (EYT) – DuBois-based State Police say Interstate 80 is now open without a lane restriction after an accident involving multiple tractor-trailers occurred early this morning in Union Township, Jefferson County.

According to police, the accident happened around 4:30 a.m. this morning at mile marker 75.2 of I-80.

Police say 38-year-old Adam Motes, of Milan, Mi., was driving a 2000 Volvo tractor trailer when his vehicle impacted the trailer of a 2005 Volvo driven by 57-year-old Randall Lindsey, of Conyers, Ga.

Motes’ vehicle burst into flames after impact.

Both drivers sustained minor injuries.

Motes was transported to Clarion Hospital for treatment.

Motes’ vehicle was completely destroyed by the fire.

Lindsey’s vehicle was salvaged at the scene, but his trailer was destroyed by the fire.

Brookville Fire Company, Pine Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Corsica Volunteer Fire Department, and PennDOT assisted police at the scene.

Earlier today, DuBois-Based State Police told exploreClarion.com that crews were on the scene removing debris from the accident

There is no longer a lane restriction on the westbound lanes of Interstate 80 between mile markers 70 and 80.


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