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Deadly Crash on Interstate 80 in Monroe County

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The coroner has been called to a crash involving a tractor-trailer in Monroe County.

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- At least one person in a tractor-trailer is dead after the crash on Interstate 80 east in Jackson Township.

It happened near the Tannersville exit at mile marker 296.

State police had a portion of the interstate shut down. It reopened at about 11 a.m.

The crash happened just after 9 a.m. near a construction zone area.

Both eastbound lanes were closed between mile marker 293 and 298. Crews reopened the highway around 11 a.m.

The Monroe County coroner said Adeolu Adeyemi, 43, from Illinois, was killed in the crash. No other passengers were in the rig.

State police are still investigating the crash.

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