November 19, 2016

Two dead in I-80 crash

TANNERSVILLE – A Lehigh County man and a Monroe County boy are dead, several others injured, in a two-vehicle head-on crash on Interstate 80 Friday afternoon.

The crash happened about 4:30 when an eastbound box truck crossed the median and struck a westbound car carrying a family of five.  A 12-year-old boy in the back seat of the car died.  The others in the car were flown to a hospital.  Their conditions are not known.  Names have not been released.

The driver of the truck was ejected and died at the scene.  Media reports identify him as Luigi Depari, 61, of Allentown.

According to reports, neither victim as wearing a seatbelt. 

The highway was closed in both directions for several hours. 

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