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Fatal accident closes Interstate 80 in Monroe County for 15 hours

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Dec 10 2012 05:56:55 AM CST
Updated On: Dec 11 2012 06:09:23 AM CST
POCONO TWP., Pa. -

A fatal accident caused officials to close the eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 for more than 15 hours.

The accident happened around 3:30 a.m. Monday around mile marker 295 in Pocono Twp., Monroe County.

County officials said more than four vehicles were involved in the accident.

Killed in the accident was 41-year-old Daniel L. Snyder of Youngstown, Ohio.

According to state police, a tractor trailer hauling pre-fabricated concrete panels lost some of the panels. Another tractor trailer hit one of the panels, and while disabled, a third semi driven by Jason William Osborne, 30, of Port Crane, N.Y., hit the back of the second tractor trailer.

State police are investigating.

The eastbound lanes of I-80 were closed until 6:35 p.m.