UPDATE: Driver Dies in Northumberland County Crash

RALPHO TOWNSHIP — A deadly crash closed a part of Route 54 in Northumberland County.

It happened around 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday near Elysburg.

The coroner said Joseph Payne, 32, of Shamokin, died when he lost control, veered into the other lane, and hit another vehicle head-on.

There is no word on injuries of the other driver.

Route 54 was closed at Sleepy Hollow Road and drivers were asked to avoid the area. It reopened around 10:45 a.m.

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