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Crash backs up traffic

October 04, 2006|by DON AINES

A Verona, Va., man was flown by Stat Medevac helicopter to Altoona (Pa.) Regional Hospital Tuesday after the pickup truck he was driving was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer on Interstate 81 in Franklin County, Pa., according to Pennsylvania State Police. James Simmons, 55, was in stable condition Tuesday night, a hospital spokeswoman said. The 12:30 p.m. accident occurred about one mile south of Exit 14 and caused backed up southbound traffic to be detoured through Chambersburg, Pa. Simmons was driving a pickup truck pulling a horse trailer that was slowing down in traffic when it was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer driven by Joseph Matthews, 62, of Baltimore, police said. The impact forced Simmons' vehicle into a tractor-trailer driven by George Crow Jr. of Newport, Pa., police said. Franklin Fire Co. Chief Jamie Hammond said Simmons had to be freed from the wreckage. Police said Matthews and Crow were uninjured.

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