SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Five tractor-trailers and at least two other vehicles were involved in three weather-related accidents that tangled traffic on Interstate 81 south of Shippensburg.
The first accident was called in at 10:22 a.m., Franklin County Communications Coordinator Bryan Stevenson said. A southbound tractor-trailer crossed the median about two miles north of Exit 24 and jackknifed in the northbound lanes, he said.
A fuel tank on the truck ruptured and one person was reported injured in the accident, Stevenson said.
Fifteen minutes later, a second accident occurred about one mile north of Exit 24 in the northbound lanes, this one involving three tractor-trailers and a van, according to Jay Hossler, a firefighter with the West End Fire Co. in Shippensburg.
Hossler said the crash involved another southbound tractor-trailer that crossed the median and struck two other tractor-trailers and a van that were stopped for the first accident.