Cause of crash that closed I-80 in Clearfield released, one driver injured

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Photo: Lawrence Township Volunteer Fire Company #1/Facebook

UPDATE 12/24/19 5:00 PM — Officials have released the cause of the crash.

Officials say the crash occurred when the driver of one tractor-trailer tried to avoid hitting a disabled vehicle when the driver lost control and jackknifed.

The driver of the second tractor-trailer tried to avoid hitting the first one, but lost control because of snow on the roads, according to police.

Police say a third vehicle also tried avoiding the first tractor-trailer but failed. That driver suffered serious injuries and was taken to the hospital.

A fourth car sustained minor damage.

UPDATE: 3:00 p.m. Officials have reopened the section of I-80 at mile marker 120.

CLEARFIELD CO., Pa. (WTAJ) — Officials are responding to a multi-vehicle crash on I-80, leaving a section of the interstate closed.

Lawrence Township Fire Department posted on their facebook saying I-80 at exit 120 is closed. Photos shared show multiple tractor-trailers and a car may have been involved.

Photo: Lawrence Township Volunteer Fire Company #1/Facebook

You’re urged to find an alternate path and use caution in the area.

Stick with WTAJ as we continue to gather more information. map

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