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Deadly crash on Interstate 81

The wreck happened around 5 a.m. in the northbound lanes in Hanover Township.
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HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — One person has died after an early morning crash on Interstate 81 in Luzerne County.

The coroner's office confirmed the death after the crash between a tractor-trailer and another vehicle.

It happened around 5 a.m. on I-81 north between the Nuangola exit (159) and the Nanticoke exit (164) in Hanover Township.

One lane of the highway was closed until after 10 a.m., according to PennDOT.

The name of the victim has not been released.