Friday, June 10, 2022

Interstate 81 Crash in Lebanon County Claims Two Lives

A crash in Lebanon County on Interstate 81 on Thursday morning claimed two lives.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Lebanon, the crash occurred just before 10:30am on Interstate 81 northbound in Union Township, Lebanon County near mile marker 90.6.

Police say John McCarthy, 50 of Stittsville, Ontario, Canada was driving southbound in a Hyundai Elantra and Emily Kane, 81, of Greenville, North Carolina was traveling northbound in a Subaru Outback.

For unknown reasons, McCarthy traveled into the grassy median and crossed into northbound traffic and struck Kane head on.

McCarthy and his passenger, Helen Weah, 70, also of Stittsville, Ontario were pronounced dead at the scene.

Kane and her two passengers, Bernard Kane, 86, and Elizabeth Kane, 55, all from North Carolina sustained injuries were transported to Hershey Medical Center.

Everyone in the accident was reported to have been wearing seatbelts.  The crash is still under investigation.

Interstate 81 northbound was closed from Lebanon to Pine Grove until approximately 3:30pm on Thursday.