Friday, February 5, 2021

Car Ran Off Interstate 81 by Tractor Trailer near McAdoo

The Pennsylvania State Police at Frackville are investigating an incident along Interstate 81 in Kline Township.

According to Troopers, on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021, around 6:40pm, an unknown tractor trailer driver was traveling northbound on Interstate 81 in the right lane near the McAdoo on ramp.

A second vehicle, a Honda Civic, being driven by Ariel Beltre Arias, 28, of Hazleton was traveling in the left lane.

As both vehicles approached the on ramp, a third vehicle entering the Interstate from the ramp forced the tractor trailer to change lanes cutting off the Honda Civic.

The tractor trailer continued north while the Civic went off the highway into a ditch and an embankment.

The vehicle sustained minor damage was able to be driven from the scene.

Beltre Arias and a passenger were wearing their seatbelts and were not injured.

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