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Interstate 80 shut down in Clarion County after fatal tractor-trailer pileup

Massive tractor-trailer pileup shuts down Interstate 80
Massive tractor-trailer pileup shuts down Interstate 80 02:09

RICHLAND TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) -- Interstate 80 was shut down after a fatal pileup crash involving multiple tractor-trailer trucks on the Emlenton High-Level Bridge in Clarion County.

The crash happened around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, in the westbound lanes of the interstate.

Aerial video from the KDKA Drone Team shows as many as eight tractor-trailers and other vehicles were involved in the pileup crash.

Multiple tractor-trailers were involved in an overnight pileup crash on the Emlenton Bridge along Interstate 80. KDKA Drone Team / KDKA Photojournalist Brian Smithmyer

PennDOT said the interstate was closed between Exit 42 near the Emlenton Travel Plaza and Exit 53 near the Wolfs Camping Resort. 

Interstate 80 shut down in Clarion County due to massive tractor-trailer pileup 00:26

In a report, Pennsylvania State Police called the crash fatal but didn't provide any more details. 

The Emlenton Bridge carries Interstate 80 across the Allegheny River near the borders of Butler, Clarion and Venango counties and is the highest bridge in Pennsylvania, over 270 feet high. 

PennDOT announced on social media that I-80 had been cleared as of 9:55 a.m. 

Pennsylvania State Police said the crash is under investigation and told drivers to expect delays and detours as they continue to clean up and look into the crash. 

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