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State Police at Chambersburg said a man is dead after a fatal crash in Franklin County Thursday morning.

Police said they were contacted about the crash at 5:48 a.m. The crash involved a sedan and a commercial vehicle at mile marker 15.9 on I-81 north in Guilford Township, police said.

A man in the sedan was killed, according to police, who did not release his name.

The northbound lanes of the highway were closed after the crash.

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The northbound lanes of Interstate 81 near Chambersburg are closed because of an early morning crash.

Around 6 a.m. PennDOT reported a multivehicle crash along I-81 north between exit 16 at U.S. Route 30 and exit 17 at Walker Road near Chambersburg.

The crash closed both northbound lanes for nearly a mile between the two exits.

As of about 9 a.m., PennDOT reported northbound lanes remained closed and traffic was listed as stop and go for several miles south of the crash.

Southbound lanes are currently open.

Email Joshua Vaughn at jvaughn@cumberlink.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Sentinel_Vaughn.

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