SCOTLAND, Pa. - A Bethlehem, Pa., trucker was taken by helicopter to York (Pa.) Hospital after three tractor-trailers collided Monday morning on Interstate 81, according to Pennsylvania State Police.
Jared Fries, 27, was in satisfactory condition Monday night, according to a York Hospital spokeswoman. Police said he had to be freed from the wreckage of the truck's cab.
Police said the accident was called in at 5:24 a.m. and occurred just south of the Exit 8 southbound on-ramp. James W. Burns, 43, of Nashville, Ind., was merging into traffic from the on-ramp when his rig collided with another tractor-trailer driven by Mark Mackey, 45, of Ballston Lake, N.Y., police said.
Fries' truck then collided with Mackey's, police said. Mackey's tractor burst into flames, but he escaped without injury, according to police.