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Crash partially closes I-80

A tractor-trailer crash closed an eastbound lane of Interstate 80 between the Milesburg and Bellefonte exits Monday night.

A California man, who police had not identified by press time, was driving a tractor-trailer full of Organix Co. pet food when he hit the berm for unknown reasons, traveled about a hundred yards, lost control, drove over the berm, up a hill and flipped the vehicle on its side, state police Trooper Beron Steager said at the scene.

Police blocked off one lane of traffic as crews worked to remove the vehicle that was lodged against trees in a ditch.The driver was ejected and screaming in pain when state police arrived, Steager said. He was taken to Mount Nittany Medical Center for ankle and leg injuries.

Bellefonte EMS responded to the crash. Steager expected the lane to be closed for several hours.

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