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Deadly Crash Along Pennsylvania Interstate

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    The accident occurred on eastbound lanes of I-78 near Route 145 in the Lehigh Valley tuesday morning. (Published Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014)

    A deadly crash closed a stretch of a busy Lehigh Valley highway early Tuesday.

    The crash along Interstate 78 near Exit 59 (Route 145/Summit Lawn) in Upper Saucon Township caused traffic to backup eastbound.

    By 4 a.m. all lanes were closed as traffic backed up for about five miles.

    One person died in the crash. Police didn’t immediately reveal how many vehicles were involved or if anyone else was injured.

    Route 22 could be used as an alternate route, said NBC10 traffic reporter Jillian Mele.

    The roadway finally reopened shortly before 10 a.m., according to police.