ALPHA BOROUGH, Pa. - One person is dead and one critically injured in an accident involving a wrong-way driver which closed I-78 westbound east of the I-78 Toll Bridge for five hours Saturday morning, New Jersey State Police said.
The accident, which involved a tractor-trailer and a Hyundai passenger vehicle, occurred in Alpha Borough at 2:47 a.m.
The Hyundai had been traveling eastbound in the westbound lane while the tractor-trailer had been traveling westbound.
The car hit the tractor-trailer. The driver of the Hyundai, 22-year-old Tamarri-Ashton Webster of Tobyhanna, was pronounced dead at the scene.
A passenger in the Hyundai, a 23-year-old male, was taken by Medevac to St. Luke's Hospital-Fountain Hill with serious, life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was not hurt.
All three westbound lanes had been closed while police investigated, and traffic had been diverted to the right shoulder.
The lanes have now reopened.
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