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Pa. Turpike Truck Crash Injures One

Posted on Sep 09, 2014

ABC 27 News is reporting that a tractor-trailer overturned in the westbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Cumberland County this morning, September 9, 2014, after the driver crashed into a construction truck.

The crash at 4 a.m. closed the westbound lanes between Gettysburg Pike and Carlisle.  State police in Newville said 47-year-old Daniel Dankis of Pittsburgh failed to obey construction signs that indicated the right lane was closed.

He swerved to miss the construction truck with a flashing left arrow, but struck the driver’s side and went up an embankment before the truck tractor and its dual trailers overturned and blocked the entire roadway, police said.  Dankis was flown to Penn State Hershey Medical Center with major injuries.

Police said a construction worker sustained minor injuries.  The westbound lanes of the Turnpike closed through the morning commute,

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