State Police Identify Man Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash that Shut Down Part of Interstate 79
Pennsylvania State Police have identified the man who was killed in a two-vehicle accident that shut down part of Interstate 79 Wednesday morning.
It was reported in the northbound lane of the I-79 between the Interstate 90 and Interchange Road exits around 5:48 a.m.
William Richardson, 49, of Centerville, was driving north when his Jeep Wrangler was hit from behind by a Mazda car, State Police said.
It caused Richardson's Jeep to travel into the median, hit an embankment and roll over, investigators said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators said Richardson was not wearing his seatbelt.
The driver of the Mazda car, who was only described as a 36-year-old Erie man, was taken to have his blood drawn. It will be tested for the suspicion of alcohol or a controlled substance.
Interstate 79 was closed for about 3.5 hours.