Fatal Collision on I-80 in Mercer County Leads to Extended Road Closure

Amelia Earhart
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A tragic incident has unfolded on Interstate 80 in Mercer County, resulting in one fatality and a prolonged road closure. The accident occurred on the eastbound lane near exit 19A at approximately 1 p.m.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has confirmed that the stretch of I-80 between Exit 19A (towards 79 S – Pittsburgh) and Exit 24 (Route 173 – Grove City/Sandy Lake) remains inaccessible. The closure is due to an ongoing cleanup operation at the accident site, which is expected to last several hours.

As of 3:30 p.m. on Monday, PennDOT spokesperson Saxon Daugherty stated that the cleanup process would continue for the “next several hours.” In the meantime, traffic is being diverted at Exit 19A back onto the westbound lane of I-80.

The identity of the individual who tragically lost their life in the accident has not yet been disclosed.

This unfortunate incident serves as a reminder of the importance of road safety and the potential consequences of accidents on our highways. As the cleanup operation continues, drivers are advised to seek alternative routes and to exercise caution when approaching the affected area.

Please stay tuned for further updates on the situation and the reopening of the I-80 eastbound lane in Mercer County.

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