Fatal Crash shuts down section of Interstate 81 in Lackawanna County


SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A fatal crash temporarily closed down a section of Interstate 81 early Friday morning, leaving one dead, in Lackawanna County.

According to Chief Deputy Coroner Deusen, 40-year-old David Deleon, of Moscow, was involved in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 81 early this morning and died.

An autopsy was performed at 1:00 p.m. by Dr. Gary Ross ruled the death was the result of multiple traumatic injuries, due to a vehicle crash.

The crash happened just before 2:00 a.m. going southbound between the Business Route 6 and Main Avenue exit in Scranton.

Crews were able to move the tractor-trailer that was involved over to the shoulder of the highway and get traffic moving.

Pennsylvania State Police are still investigating.

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