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Pennsylvania man driving the wrong way causes fatal car accident on I-283

February 5th, 2013 by Gabriel Z. Levin
Three-car wreck kills one, injures four others.

A two-vehicle car accident on Monday, February 4, claimed the lives of both drivers on Interstate-283 in Dauphin County, revealed Pennsylvania State Police. Law enforcement officials declared that the fatal crash took place around 6 a.m. According to reports, an individual in a Hyundai Accent was headed southbound in the wrong direction when it drove into a Volkswagen Jetta that was headed north.

”Don’t know why the driver may have been traveling in the wrong direction but hopefully we can figure it out,” the state police trooper public information officer said in a statement.

CBS news said that one of the victims was a 59-year-old man from Jonestown. The other person who died has not yet been identified.

Multiple lanes on Interstate 283 near Swatara Township were closed down while police investigated the incident. Crews from Lower Swatara Township Fire were also on the scene. All lanes eventually opened just after 9 a.m.

”At this point and time we don’t have any witnesses, hopefully maybe when information gets out there, they’ll call the Harrisburg Barracks,” the public information officer declared.

Police told reporters that the male who was in driving in the wrong direction was wearing a safety belt, but the other victim was allegedly not.

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