SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A section of Interstate 81 was shut down after a crash that killed a woman changing a tire.
According to PennDOT, I-81 Northbound was shut down between Exit 186 (Dunmore) and Exit 190 (Dickson City).
Lackawanna County Coroner Timothy Rowland stated the road was shut down after Darlene Denike, 48, Scranton was fatally injured when she was struck by a motorcycle on I-81 North at mile marker 189.7 in Scranton.
Rowland stated Denike was attempting to place a tire into her SUV when she was struck by the motorcycle. The motorcycle traveled onto the shoulder to avoid stopped traffic when it collided with Denike.
Denike died from multiple traumatic injuries and Rowland said the manner of her death was ruled accidental.
PSP is investigating the incident.