UNION TOWNSHIP, LEBANON COUNTY, Pa. –Two people are dead after a fatal accident on Interstate 81 Thursday evening.
Haley N. Wetzel, 19, and Julia D. Williams, 60, died in the crash.
The accident occurred around 8:30 p.m. on June 22 on Interstate 81, near mile-marker 89.
A tractor trailer was driving south on I-81 when he lost control and crossed the center grass median into the northbound lanes of travel.
It was then that the tractor trailer struck the car driven by Wetzel, causing the fatal injuries.
JONESTOWN, Pa. (WHTM) – Two Pottsville women died in a crossover crash Wednesday night on Interstate 81 in Lebanon County.
Haley N. Wetzel, 19, was traveling north when a southbound tractor-trailer crossed the median and struck a 2011 Hyundai Tucson near the exit for Lebanon and Route 72, according to a news release from state police in Jonestown.
Wetzel and her passenger, 80-year-old Julia D. Williams, were killed.
Police said the truck driver, 45-year-old Audencio R. Mendoza of Pharr, Texas, lost control. He was transported to a hospital for treatment of a suspected minor injury.
Police are still investigating. No charges have been filed.
The crash closed the interstate around 8:35 p.m.