PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Two people are dead after a multi-vehicle crash Friday afternoon closed down Route 65 near the Interstate 79 interchange for much of the day.
The accident happened after 12:30 p.m. at the border of Haysville and Glenfield Borough.
According to state police, two cars, a transit van and a tractor trailer were involved.
Police say an Audi was headed north on Route 65 when it crossed over the center line and into the southbound lanes. That's where it collided with the tractor trailer, which erupted into flames. The van also caught fire.
The impact also caused the tractor trailer to spew diesel fuel all over the road.
The Audi, police say, then spun around and hit the other car, a Nissan Versa.
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office was called to the scene.
State police say the drivers of the Audi and tractor trailer were killed. So far, only the driver of the Audi has been identified, 69-year-old Dale Stetzer of Ohio Township. The other driver was so badly injured that officials weren't able to immediately make a positive identification.
However, that driver has been identified as 52-year-old William Anthony of Apollo, who was driving the tractor-trailer.
The crash caused significant delays in the area for much of the evening. PennDOT had to close Route 65 in both directions to investigate and clear the scene. Traffic was detoured through the Sewickley Bridge, Route 51 and Interstate 79. Crews reopened the road late Friday.
The investigation into the crash is being handled by state police.
Last October, another fatal crash happened in the same spot. Police say one man died when a car crossed the center lane and collided with a truck in oncoming traffic.
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