Shane Myers, 26, Kevin Carr, 46, killed, one other person injured, transported to hospital, after a SUV crosses over the median of southbound I-81 near Carlisle, and crashes into a tractor-trailer.

Modified Date: 
Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:29am
Accident Date: 
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Two people were killed in a crash on Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 81 near Carlisle, Cumberland County.

Two people were killed in a crash on Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 81 near Carlisle, Cumberland County.

The crash happened around 1:30 p.m. near mile marker 47. Police say 26-year-old Shane Myers of Carlisle was driving an SUV southbound on I-81 and crossed over into the median and crashed into a tractor trailer in the northbound lane. The crash killed Myers and the 42-year-old tractor trailer driver, Kevin Carr of Williamstown, Nj.

Police say both drivers died of traumatic injuries and were pronounced dead on the scene.

A passenger in the truck was taken to Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

"I mean, it was a pretty horrific crash. The vehicle had to be traveling at a pretty good amount of speed," said Pennsylvania State Trooper Robert Hicks.

Subsequently, another tractor trailer crashed while trying to avoid the accident. That driver is reported to be doing OK.

As a result of the crash, the northbound lanes of I-81 near mile marker 47 were closed for hours on Wednesday.

People Involved: 
Shane Myers
Kevin Carr
Roadway: 
I-81

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Shane I love you so much I miss you. I can't believe this happened, you were truly amazing and I thought to my self what would I do without you. And here I am just sitting here knowing you are not with me . I know you are watching over me as we speak<3 you were so young so talented. Someone I can talk to. I will always love you no matter what!!!!!!!!

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