Coroner ID’s man killed in crash on I-81


The Cumberland County Coroner’s Office has identified a man who was killed in a crash along Interstate 81 on Monday as 38-year-old Larry Eugene Shenk.

Shenk, of Newville, died Monday following a multi-vehicle crash along I-81 near Exit 44 in South Middleton Township.

Police say Shenk was a passenger in a  pick-up truck driven by Eric Douglas Venker, 37, of Newville.

Venker was driving northbound when he crossed the center median and struck a motor coach in the southbound lanes.

Shenk was ejected and died at the scene, according to the coroner’s office.

Venker sustained minor injuries.

State police say their investigation is ongoing.

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