A tractor-trailer crash complicated travel on Interstate 99 at about 4:15 a.m. Friday.
The crash occurred about a mile north of the Bellwood exit in Antis Township, Blair County.
State police at Hollidaysburg said George Richter, 56, of Connelsville, was driving a fully loaded 2007 Freightliner southbound on I-99 behind Robert Monahan, 53, of Hollidaysburg, at the wheel of a PennDOT dump truck. When Richter attempted to pass, the front of his vehicle struck the left rear of the PennDOT truck.
When the PennDOT truck came to a rest in the west berm about 180 feet down the road, Richter’s truck skidded and slid sideways, striking a guiderail, then sliding down an embankment and coming to rest more than 300 feet after leaving the roadway.
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Police said Allegheny Trucking Co. would be at the scene for “several hours” to remove the truck from the embankment.
Motorists traveling southbound on I-99 are advised to be cautious between the Tipton and Bellwood exits. PennDOT is reporting a lane restriction between mile markers 41 and 43 until 3:30 p.m.