Multi-Vehicle Crash Slows Traffic Along Interstate 81 North Near Scranton

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SCRANTON -- A crash involving three vehicles backed up traffic on part of Interstate 81 in Lackawanna County Sunday afternoon. The crash happened around noon just before the River Street / Moosic Street exit in Scranton.

The crash happened around noon just before the River Street exit on Interstate 81 north in Scranton.

Troopers said the driver of a BMW, Mitchell Sauter of Moscow, was headed south and crossed into the northbound lanes hitting a big rig.

Sauter was badly hurt and taken to the hospital. The driver of a third vehicle was taken to the hospital as well and is expected to be OK.

Part of the highway was closed for a short time, and traffic was backed up as crews worked to clean up the wreck.

State police are investigating the crash.

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