Rollover Crash Claims 1 Life, Injures 4

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    Investigators say the five-passenger minivan made an unsafe lane change on the northbound lanes of I-95 when it clipped a car and crashed into the median. NBC10's Doug Shimell reports that 60-year-old Lorraine Deans was the lone fatality (Published Friday, Aug 16, 2013)

    A violent single-vehicle crash left one woman dead and at least four people hurt and traffic snarled along a busy area highway for hours.

    Lorraine Deans, 60, of Philadelphia was killed in the crash.

    Authorities say around 8:30 a.m., a minivan left the roadway and rolled over in the median of I-95 south of the Woodhaven (route 63) Exit before the Academy Road Exit in Bucks County near the Northeast Philadelphia border.

    Overturned Minivan Causes Traffic Backup on I-95

    [PHI] Overturned Minivan Causes Traffic Backup on I-95
    NBC10's Doug Shimell reports on a minivan that crashed and rolled over a median on I-95 south in Bensalem. (Published Friday, Aug 16, 2013)

    There were reports that at least three people were ejected during the crash and two others were trapped.

    Pennsylvania State Police aren't certain what direction the vehicle was going when the driver lost control so they closed both sides of I-95 at points to investigate first closing the northbound direction around 11:30 a.m. then the southbound direction around 1:30 p.m.

    As SkyForce10 hovered overhead moments after the wreck the heavily-damaged van could be seen in the median -- debris strewn for feet around.

    Traffic backed up in both directions of the highway for more than five hours.

    Getting Around the I-95 Crash

    [PHI] Getting Around the I-95 Crash
    NBC10's Christine Maddela tells you how to avoid the accident that is backing up traffic along I-95 south in Bensalem. (Published Friday, Aug 16, 2013)

    NBC10 traffic reporter Christine Maddela reported a 3-mile delay in the northbound direction and a 1.5-mile backup southbound as only one lane got by in each direction.