Police say a man was killed in a nasty wreck on I-81 in Schuylkill County.

The crash happened in the southbound lanes in Mahanoy Township sometime between Thursday night and early Friday morning.

Part of the road was closed for construction at the time.

Police say James Kelly, 70, drove his pick-up truck into the construction zone and then hit a generator and a bridge abutment.

Kelly was found some 50 feet away from his truck.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.