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One dead after wrong-way crash on Interstate 81 in Lackawanna County

One person is dead after a wrong-way crash in Lackawanna County, and troopers want to know how it happened.

SCRANTON, Pa. — A deadly wrong-way crash on the highway is under investigation in Lackawanna County.

State police say the driver was going north in the southbound lanes of Interstate 81 when he crashed head-on with a food services truck. 

David Deleon, 40, from the Moscow area, died from multiple traumatic injuries in the crash, according to the coroner.

It happened just before 2 a.m. Friday morning on Interstate 81 near exit 191, the Business Route 6 exit, near the Viewmont Mall in Dickson City.

Police had parts of I-81 south blocked off and were directing traffic to the Scranton Expressway for a little over an hour Friday morning.

There's damage to both the front of the SUV and the tractor-trailer from that head-on crash.

The crash scene is clear now, and all of the roads that were closed for a time overnight are back open.

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