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1 killed in crash on southbound I-81 in Schuylkill Co.

Published On: Dec 31 2013 01:07:13 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 31 2013 07:01:45 PM EST

Man killed when car flips over on I-81


A man was killed in a crash that closed Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County on Tuesday.

The accident happened just before noon when the victim's car went off the highway, hit a rock embankment and then rolled onto its roof at mile-marker 129.5 in Mahanoy Township, said state police.

The victim, Ralph Milton Rumbel Jr., 53, of Ringtown, died at the scene, said state police, who noted that he was not wearing a seatbelt.


The southbound lanes of I-81 were closed at Mahanoy City while police investigated the accident and crews removed the wreckage.