LUZERNE COUNTY -- Crews say a woman was badly hurt and another person has major injuries after a chain-reaction crash in Luzerne County.
It happened on Interstate 81 south near Hazleton around 6:30 a.m. on Thursday.
State police said a tractor-trailer slammed into the back of another vehicle, causing a chain-reaction crash with several more cars. Investigators said the driver of the rig failed to see stopped traffic in front of him and drove into the rear of the vehicle in front of him.
Traffic in the area was tied up for hours. The lanes were cleared and traffic began moving again just after noon.
Also in Luzerne County, two people were taken to the hospital after an early morning crash in Luzerne County.
A car and tractor-trailer crashed head-on on Route 924 near Hazleton just after 5:30 a.m. on Thursday.
The two people in the car were hurt, one of them was flown to the hospital. The truck driver is OK.
"This is the worst I've ever seen," said a driver who witnessed the crash. "I've seen accidents and this is just awful."
Traffic has cleared up on Route 924.
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