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Crash closes I-81 in Pa. for seven hours

March 01, 2008

GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- An accident early Saturday involving a minivan and three tractor-trailers shut down traffic on Interstate 81 for about seven hours, according to a Pennsylvania State Police press release.

The accident occurred at 6:24 a.m. in the southbound lane of I-81 near mile marker 2 in Antrim Township, Pa. A 1993 Ford minivan driven by Vinh Tan Tran, 29, of Chantilly, Va., struck the rear of one of the tractor-trailers, police said. Tran then lost control of the minivan, which spun into the left lane and was struck by the two other tractor-trailers, police said.

The other drivers involved in the accident were Kevin Tranell Fulton, 35, of Jacksonville, Ark., who was driving a 1999 International tractor-trailer; Tony Lewis Foreman, 45, of Marshall, Texas, who was driving a 1997 Freightliner tractor-trailer; and Bright A. Evbie, 39, of Terrell, Texas, who was driving a 1999 Freightliner tractor-trailer, police said.

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The minivan and the tractor-trailers driven by Foreman and Evbie caught fire, police said.

Two of the drivers were taken to Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital and the other two were taken to Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital. All of them had minor injuries, police said.

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