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Helicopter called to scene following crash on I-81 near Zarger Road bridge in Franklin County

December 09, 2011
By Roxann Miller

GREENCASTLE, Pa. — A Florida man was transported by helicopter to York Hospital in York, Pa., with major injuries following a single-vehicle crash Friday afternoon on Interstate 81 southbound near the Zarger Road bridge, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Charles Nehrbass, 86, of Hudson Fla., was traveling south on I-81 in Franklin County, Pa., at about 2 p.m. when the 2000 Ford F250 pickup truck he was driving went off the right shoulder and struck a tree, according to a state police news release.

Nehrbass was pulling a trailer at the time of the accident, police said.

A Franklin County 911 dispatcher said a helicopter was dispatched to the scene to take him to the hospital. Southbound traffic was brought to a standstill when the helicopter landed.

At about 8:20 p.m. Friday, a representative of York Hospital said no one by the name of Charles Nehrbass was listed as a patient in the hospital.

The accident closed both southbound lanes of I-81 at Exit 10.  The interstate was reopened to traffic by about 2:45 p.m., a dispatcher said.

No further information about the crash was available at press time.

Besides state police, crews from the Greencastle Rescue Hose Co. and Marion Volunteer Fire Co. responded to the scene, he said.

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