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One man dead after SUV rolls over on I-81

Published On: Feb 18 2013 06:09:17 AM EST   Updated On: Feb 18 2013 02:27:15 PM EST

I-81 fatal accident


A man was killed in an accident that closed a stretch of Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County for four hours Sunday night, police said.

Emergency crews were called to the northbound lanes of I-81 in Delano Township just before 9 p.m.

They arrived to find an SUV that left the road, hit an embankment, and rolled over several times.


Both men inside were thrown outside of the SUV, one onto the left lane of I-81 and the other onto the embankment. Neither was wearing a seat belt, police said.

One of the men died at the scene, the coroner said. His name has not been released. The other man was flown to St. Luke's Hospital near Bethlehem with serious injuries.