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Tractor-Trailer Crash on Interstate 81, Car Flips Over

In Luzerne County, one person was sent to the hospital after a car and tractor-trailer collided on Interstate 81 northbound.

It happened just after 6 p.m. Tuesday near the Pittston exit.

Officials told Newswatch 16, the tractor-trailer went over the embankment after hitting the car and the car then flipped over sending it down the hill.

The truck driver spoke to Newswatch 16 about the crash.

“Thought I was going over to be honest with you, but I rode that and when I got off I came down in here with it,” said truck driver Eugene Jankowski.

The driver of the car was taken to the hospital.

Police have not released his name or condition.

The crash remains under investigation in Luzerne County.


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