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UPDATE: Interstate 80 Back Open After Deadly Pileup in Northumberland County

Jun 20, 2019 at 08:01 AM CST

NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. -- One man is dead after an eight-car pileup on Interstate 80 near Milton that closed part of the highway for hours. State police say initially, two cars and a tractor-trailer crashed in the eastbound lanes because of heavy rain around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Minutes later, four more tractor-trailers and a truck crashed in the westbound lanes. Earl McCormick, 74, of Berwick, died in that second crash. I-80 eastbound and westbound were closed between the Milton/Williamsport exit (212) and the Route 254 exit (215) because of the wreck, according to PennDOT. The eastbound lanes reopened around 3:20 p.m. The westbound lanes remained closed until just before midnight.