Police investigate cause of deadly multi-vehicle crash along I-81

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One person was killed in a multi-vehicle accident along Interstate 81 near the Franklin and Cumberland County line early Monday morning.

The crash happened shortly after midnight along I-81 northbound between Exit 24 (Fayette Street) and Exit 29 (Route 174 and King Street) in Southampton Township.

The cause of the collision was not immediately released. The northbound lanes of I-81 remain closed and traffic is being detoured around the scene.

By 5:30 a.m.– the southbound lanes of I-81 had reopened.

So far, no word on the identity of the person killed.

The crash remains under investigation.