Two people from Schuylkill County killed in crash on I-81

UNION TOWNSHIP, LEBANON COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - Two people from Northeastern Pennsylvania died Thursday night after a tractor trailer lost control in Southern Pennsylvania. 

State police said the double fatal crash happened along I-81 Northbound in Union Township, Lebanon County. They said 19-year old Haley Wetzel and 60-year-old Julia Williams both died. They're both from Pottsville, Schuylkill county.

Investigators said a semi lost control, crossed the grass median into oncoming traffic and hit their car, killing them. Hazmat crews were also called to the scene for spilled fuel. The road was closed for a period of time Thursday night.


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