LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Luzerne County coroner’s office confirms with Eyewitness News that one person has died after a car crashed on Interstate 81 Wednesday.
Crews reported a car crashed into a rock wall near mile marker 172 on I-81 and the coroner was called to the scene.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, a car driven by 79-year-old Geraldine Sharp was traveling southbound on the left lane when she suddenly turned and struck the rock wall.
Sharp was pronounced dead on the scene and all witnesses of the crash stated to PSP that the car veered off on its own and wasn’t struck by another vehicle.
PennDOT says I-81 southbound was closed but has since reopened however there may still be residual traffic.