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Overnight Crash On I-80

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On October 3rd, Company 5 was dispatched to a commercial vehicle accident along Interstate 80 near the 119MM. Initial 911 reports indicated heavy guide rail damage with fuel on the roadway. Upon EMS arrival it was confirmed a single tractor trailer had failed to negotiate a turn going through the guide rail and down a 60 foot embankment. Rescue 5 arrived on scene to find the driver self extricated. Crews provided fluid mitigation from leaking fuel tanks and scene cleanup while awaiting for PennDOT. Crews operated on scene for approximately 1.5 hrs.