5 killed when RV blows tire, crashes head-on into tractor-trailer

Pennsylvania State Police say five people were killed when a recreational vehicle blew a tire on an interstate highway, crossed a median, and crashed head-on into a tractor-trailer.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Authorities say a recreational vehicle blew out a tire on an interstate highway in Pennsylvania, crossed a median and crashed head-on into a tractor-trailer, killing four people in the RV and the truck driver. network.

State police said the crash happened around 8:50 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 81 heading north near Chambersburg, in south-central Pennsylvania. The RV was traveling south and towed a trailer that had crossed a grassy divider after a tire burst and hit the truck that was towing the twin trailer.

The four people in the RV and the truck driver were all pronounced dead at the scene and no other injuries were reported. Those killed in the RV have been identified as Donald Molander, Kimberly Molander, Miranda Molander and Dane Molander, all of Middletown, Pennsylvania. The truck driver has been identified as James Shade, of Martinsburg, West Virginia.

The stretch of road was closed for nearly 10 hours as authorities investigated, and the remaining delays continued into Thursday morning.

Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing edmund@ustimespost.com.

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