Two tractor-trailer drivers died in a six-vehicle, chain-reaction crash on Interstate 80 in central Pennsylvania, a coroner said.
The crashes began about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday in Centre County when a tractor-trailer stopped in the eastbound lanes near the Bellefonte exit after another truck in front of it slid off the right berm, but partially blocked traffic.
Although the second tractor-trailer stopped safely, another smashed into it, followed by two more tractor trailers and two passenger vehicles.
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The drivers killed in the crash have not yet been identified. They were driving the third and fourth tractor trailers involved in the crash.
The pileup closed a 12-mile stretch of the eastbound lanes until 9:15 p.m. Wednesday.