Car Ends Up Under Rig in I-81 Crash

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PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A car and tractor-trailer collided on Interstate 81 in Luzerne County Monday morning.

It happened in the southbound lanes around 11 a.m. near mile marker 172 in between the Pittston and Wilkes-Barre exits.

Police say the driver of the car fell asleep, hit a guide rail, and then smashed into the trailer of the truck.

No one was injured although the car ended up smashed under the side of the trailer.

I-81 was down to one lane for about 45 minutes.


  • Lori Haldeman

    WOW!!! Thank God nobody was injured… it’s hard to believe.. I come from a family of truck drivers when I was growing up & I feel they are usually blamed for everything out there on the roads… My own personal opinion… Respect them.. they are away from their families making a living and making it possible for us to have what we need… Can you imagine how many times they get cut off in a day?? The horrible things they see out there on a daily basis! I’m not saying that they are never at fault.. I’m just saying that many times we are all guilty of being in a hurry and all want to get ahead of that truck!! At what expense… Have a wonderful day everyone. :)

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