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Teen dies in three-vehicle I-81 crash in Franklin County

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A Greencastle woman was killed in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 81 on Thursday.

Ayron P. Metcalf, 18, was identified as the victim of the crash, according to Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner.

The crash occurred in the area of the 2.5 mile marker between South Exit 3 US 11 in Antrim Township and South Maryland State Line at 10:55 a.m., police said.

Police say a 1997 Freightliner tractor-trailer driven by Arthur Whipple, 58, of Kane and Metcalf’s vehicle were heading south when Metcalf attempted to pass the tractor-trailer in the left lane and contact was made between the two vehicles. After the initial contact, she lost control and went across the median into the north lane and was hit by a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 driven by Ryan Shannon, 26, of Schnecksville.

Metcalf was pronounced dead at 12:20 p.m. on the scene by Conner and an autopsy is pending today to determine the cause of death.

Police say Shannon suffered minor injuries and Whipple was not injured in the incident.

PennDOT closed all lanes of the interstate, which was closed until around 4:30 p.m.

Posted earlier on Cumberlink:

Ayron P. Metcalf, 18, of Greencastle, Pa., was identified as the victim of the crash on Interstate 81 North Thursday, according to Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner.

The mechanics of the crash are being reconstructed by state police. According to a press release from Conner, Metcalf made contact with a southbound tractor-trailer, causing her to lose control and cross the roadway, striking a northbound vehicle.

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the cause of contact.

Posted earlier on Cumberlink:

State police said at 3:30 p.m. that they expect that Interstate 81 north and south will be reopened in the next one to two hours.

Police say there was one fatality, one minor injury and one driver with no injury in the crash, which involved a passenger car, pick-up truck and commercial tractor-trailer.

Details of the crash will be available once investigation is complete, and the identity of the three drivers will be released pending notification of family, according to police.

Posted earlier on Cumberlink:

PennDOT has closed all lanes of Interstate 81 in Franklin County after a three-vehicle fatal crash this morning. As of 2 p.m., the highway was still closed.

Posted earlier on Cumberlink:

One person is dead after a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 81 south in Franklin County this morning.

State police say that at about 11 a.m. today, a three-vehicle crash occurred at milepost 2.5 between South Exit 3 US 11 in Antrim Township and South Maryland State Line.

PennDOT said that as of 12:44 p.m., all lanes were closed and a detour is in effect.

State police say they will release more information later on today.

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