One person killed in Friday afternoon crash on Route 80 in Luzerne County

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One person is dead after a crash Friday afternoon on Interstate 80 in Luzerne County.

The crash occurred about 44 miles west of Monroe County, at around 12:48 p.m., when a commercial motor vehicle "approached stopped traffic in the eastbound lane" of I-80, then collided with a Jeep in the eastbound lane, Pennsylvania State Police said in a statement.

The commercial vehicle's trailer subsequently struck a third vehicle. The commercial vehicle and the Jeep traveled onto the southern shoulder of the road before coming to a final rest. The Jeep's operator was transported from the scene to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital, where they succumbed to their injuries.

The driver of the commercial vehicle that struck the Jeep, 27-year-old Khasan Khaydarov of Feasterville Trevose, was charged with driving a vehicle at an unsafe speed. According to police, Khaydarov was uninjured in the crash.

The identity of the deceased, a 78-year-old man from White Haven, was not made public at the time of this report.

The stretch of I-80 in Butler Township was closed in both directions for several hours due to reconstruction of the collision scene.

Mountain Top EMS, Valley Regional EMS, Valley Regional Fire Department, Hazle Township Fire Company, Harwood Fire Company, Sugarloaf Township Fire and Ayer's Towing assisted Pennsylvania State Police at the scene.

Interstate 80 and Route 309 near Mountain Top, Luzerne County at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2022.
Interstate 80 and Route 309 near Mountain Top, Luzerne County at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2022.

This article originally appeared on Pocono Record: One killed in Friday crash on Route 80 in Luzerne County

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