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Central Pennsylvania Car Wreck East Of Harrisburg On Interstate 78 Results In Fatality

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Reports from state police and Central Pennsylvania newspapers and television stations are that one person died and one person was sustained serious injuries in a car accident in Lebanon County early on Saturday, February 4, 2012. The accident happened just before 1 a.m. at the Interstate 81 and 78 split in Union Township, Lebanon County, just east of Harrisburg in Central Pennsylvania.

State police believe that 80-year-old Margaret Rodgers of New Cumberland was killed when the car she was riding in attempted to make a U-turn while merging from Interstate 81 onto Interstate 78, and was hit by a tractor-trailer. The driver of the vehicle was flown to Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

The highway was shut down for hours while crews investigated. If you have any information on the car wreck and crash please contact the Pennsylvania State Police.