A fatal crash occurred on Interstate 81 near Chambersburg, Pennsylvania when a recreational vehicle blew a tire and collided with a tractor-trailer. The accident resulted in the deaths of four people in the RV and the truck driver. The road was closed for investigation for nearly 10 hours. The Yeshiva World reported
An incident of significant magnitude unfolded on a Pennsylvania interstate highway when a recreational vehicle suffered a tire blowout, causing it to change course and collide head-on with a tractor-trailer. Tragically, the accident resulted in the loss of four lives within the RV and the truck driver, according to law enforcement officials.
The catastrophic event took place around 8:50 p.m. on Wednesday along the northbound lanes of Interstate 81 near Chambersburg in south-central Pennsylvania. The RV, towing a trailer and traveling in a southward direction, crossed over a grassy median after one of its tires blew out, leading to the collision with the truck, which was hauling two trailers.
All four individuals inside the RV, identified as Donald Molander, Kimberly Molander, Miranda Molander, and Dane Molander, from Middletown, Pennsylvania, along with the truck driver, James Shade from Martinsburg, West Virginia, were pronounced dead at the accident scene. No additional injuries were reported in connection with this tragic incident.
The affected stretch of road remained closed for nearly ten hours to facilitate the investigation, resulting in continued delays on Thursday morning.