By TERRY TALBERT
Two people died in accidents in the Tri-State area on Thursday and Friday, police report.
On Friday morning, a 31-year-old Orrstown man died shortly after 7 a.m. when he tried to merge onto Interstate 81 traffic from the northbound entrance ramp of Exit No. 1 in Franklin County, Pa., state police said.
Matthew Levi Deutsch was driving his Nissan pickup truck along the berm while waiting for a break in traffic when he ran into the rear of a tractor-trailer with an oversize load that was parked off the road on the berm, police said.
Deutsch was pronounced dead at the scene by the Franklin County coroner, police said.
The tractor-trailer was owned by Robbins Motor Transportation Inc. of Eddystone, Pa., police said. The truck driver's name was not released.