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Fiery tractor-trailer crash on interstate leaves 1 dead

Published July 18. 2019 10:18PM

UPPER SAUCON(AP) — State police say a fiery crash on an interstate highway in eastern Pennsylvania has left one person dead.

Authorities say a tractor-trailer traveling eastbound on Interstate 78 in Upper Saucon slammed into the support system for the Route 309 overpass around 4:45 a.m. Thursday. The truck then burst into flames, burning part of the bridge, median and the bridge support.

I-78 was closed in both directions in the area for several hours, while the Route 309 overpass onto Route 145 was also temporarily shut down as crews checked the structural stability of the bridge.

The name of the deceased person has not been disclosed. It did not appear that any other vehicles were involved in the accident.

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