WILLOW HILL, Pa. ? One man died Tuesday morning in a three-vehicle crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, according to a press release from Pennsylvania State Police.
The man, whose name was withheld pending notification of next of kin, was driving west in an eastbound lane of the Blue Mountain tunnel about 6 a.m., according to the release. The tunnel typically has traffic only moving west, but due to construction in an eastbound tunnel, vehicles were driving in both directions in the tunnel, said Carl DeFebo, a Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission spokesman.
The man, who was driving a Dodge Sprinter van, drove back into the correct lane, then crossed again into the opposing lane, where he struck a tractor-trailer on the side, according to the release.
The driver of the van lost control and swerved into oncoming traffic, according to the release.
The tractor-trailer, driven by James Arthur Lynch of York, Pa., continued driving east in its lane before exiting the tunnel and stopping, according to the release.