Tractor-Trailer Crashes on Turnpike, Driver Dead

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PENN FOREST TOWNSHIP — The driver of a tractor-trailer is dead after a wreck on the Pennsylvania Township in Carbon County, according to state police.

Part of the highway was closed for a time as crews worked at the scene.

PennDOT officials said the crash happened around 7:15 a.m. Monday in the southbound lane between the Pocono and Mahoning Valley interchanges.

Authorities said a tractor-trailer went off the road near mile marker 83.  The exact cause of the crash is unknown.

The name of the victim in the wreck has not been released.