Turnpike reopens after tractor-trailer crash injures 2 in Beaver County |

Turnpike reopens after tractor-trailer crash injures 2 in Beaver County

Mary Ann Thomas
Courtesy of WPXI-TV
The van struck by a tracto-trailing along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Beaver County Wednesday morning is towed from the scene.
Courtsey of WPXI-TV
The westbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike were closed early Wednesday morning after a tractor-trailer struck a van that parked along the road in Beaver County.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike reopened about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday after a tractor-trailer crashed into a van parked alongside the highway at mile marker 10.5, in Beaver County, injuring two people at about 1:30 a.m., according to State Police.

The crash victims were transported to a hospital via emergency medical helicopter.

Their conditions were unknown early Wednesday.

The Turnpike’s westbound lanes were closed for about five hours between the Big Beaver Valley and New Castle interchanges, according to police.

Traffic had been detoured via I-79 northbound, to 422 West, to I-376 eastbound, to Exit 26 and I-76 Westbound.

Mary Ann Thomas is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-226-4691, [email protected] or via Twitter @MaThomas_Trib.

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