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Person taken by medical helicopter to hospital after I-80 crash

One person was transported by medical helicopter after a crash at the eastbound on-ramp of I-80 in Spring Township.

The person, not identified by state police at Rockview, was trapped in his tractor-trailer for about three hours before first responders removed him. Undine Fire Company Chief Jim Pressler said the trailer shifted forward during the crash and into the truck’s cabin. A state trooper could not give an update on his condition.

The crash occurred at about 4:40 a.m. Wednesday when the person who was taken to the hospital by helicopter sideswiped another tractor-trailer, which was parked at the median strip along the interstate. The moving tractor-trailer veered into trees and suffered “heavy damage,” Pressler said.

The parked tractor-trailer had minor damage, and Pressler did not know if the man in that vehicle sustained injuries.

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation spokeswoman Marla Fannin said the eastbound on-ramp of I-80 at mile-marker 161 was reopened at 1 p.m.

Pressler said Undine, Logan, Pleasant Gap, Milesburg and Alpha fire companies responded to the crash. Bellefonte EMS and state police also responded to the crash.

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