Monday, March 5, 2018

Snow Covered Road Ways to Blame for Crashes on Interstate 81 on Friday


Snow Covered Road Ways to Blame for Crashes on Interstate 81 on Friday


No Injuries Reported in Interstate 81 Crash in Mahanoy Township

According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Frackville, the crash occurred around 9:30am on February 2nd, 2018, in the southbound lanes of Interstate 81 in Mahanoy Township.

Police say the one vehicle accident crash occurred when Harjinder Heer, 51, of Laval, Quebec was traveling southbound and lost control of his tractor trailer on the snow covered roadway.

The truck jackknifed and struck a guard rail on the off ramp at the Mahanoy City exit. 

Heer was not injured in the crash.

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Jackknifed Tractor Trailer Blocks Interstate 81 Traffic

According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Frackville, the crash occurred around noon on February 2nd, 2018 in the northbound lanes of Interstate 81 in Mahanoy Township.

Police say the one vehicle accident crash occurred when Sanlake Chomchat, 45, of Lakewood, California was traveling northbound and lost control of his tractor trailer on the snow covered roadway.

The tractor trailer jackknifed and struck a guard rail blocking both northbound lanes of Interstate 81 for approximately 50 minutes.

Chomchat was not injured in the crash.

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No Injuries Reported in Interstate 81 Crash in Delano Township

According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Frackville, the crash occurred in the northbound lanes of Interstate 81 near Mile Marker 136 in Delano Township.

Police say the driver, Rita Brooks, 60, lost control on the snow covered roadway, slid off the berm and struck a guard rail.  The vehicle sustained heavy front end damage.

Brooks and two other passengers in the vehicle were not injured in the crash.

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