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Blanket causes deadly motorcycle accident in Pennsylvania, police say

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania State Police say a motorcycle driver crashed after getting a blanket stuck in his rear wheel, then was killed when several tractor-trailers ran over him.

The crash happened early Monday in Lower Paxton Township.

Police say 55-year-old Ronald Crissey, of Jonestown, was driving north on Interstate 81 when the blanket strapped to his motorcycle got stuck in the wheel, causing it to lock up.

Crissey was thrown from the motorcycle, police say, landing with the motorcycle in the right lane, CBS affiliate WHP reported.

Witnesses say Crissey was lying unresponsive in the highway when several tractor-trailers drove over him and the motorcycle without stopping.

Interstate 81 north was closed for about two hours between Exits 69 and 70 while the incident was investigated, WHP reported.

State police are searching for the truck drivers.

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