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Interstate 70 in Washington County finally reopens after tractor-trailer crash

Natasha Lindstrom
| Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, 7:12 p.m.
A semi driver was flown to a hospital after his tractor trailer overturned on Interstate 70 eastbound at the Bentleyville exit (32A) Thursday afternoon.
Courtesy of Keith Piasecki via WPXI
A semi driver was flown to a hospital after his tractor trailer overturned on Interstate 70 eastbound at the Bentleyville exit (32A) Thursday afternoon.

Interstate 70 reopened after being shut down for hours following a tractor-trailer crash Thursday evening.

One eastbound lane of Interstate 70 in Washington County had still been closed just before 7 a.m. Friday, according to Pennsylvania State Police's Washington barracks.

A tractor-trailer crashed over an embankment Thursday afternoon on Interstate 70 in Washington County, sending its driver to the hospital and snarling traffic for hours.

The condition of the driver and other details weren't available early Friday, according to state police.

One I-70 lane had to remain closed Friday morning because the tractor-trailer had to be removed, according to state police.

The 7 p.m. accident shut down all eastbound lanes between exits 25 and 32 Thursday near the Bentleyville exit for at least a few hours while crews brought in equipment to clear the wreckage, a trooper with Pennsylvania State Police's Washington barracks said.

No other vehicles were involved.

Natasha Lindstrom is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 412-380-8514, or on Twitter @NewsNatasha.

Staff writer Mary Ann Thomas contributed. She can be reached 724-226-4691, or via Twitter @MaThomas_Trib.

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