Fatal crash along I-81 in Cumberland County

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SOUTH HAMPTON TWP, Pa- State Police say a portion of Interstate 81 in Cumberland County will remain shut down until 10 a.m. Friday after a fatal crash Thursday night.

According to police around 9 p.m. Thursday,  two females were killed when they were  traveling north in the vehicle and  lost control and crossed the center median.

It got caught underneath a tractor-trailer that was traveling southbound at mile marker 26.

There’s no word if anyone in the truck was injured.

Traffic backups stretched for miles on I-81 south and officials closed the highway in both directions at exit 29.

The southbound lanes remain closed Friday morning between Exit 29: King Street and Exit 24: Fayette St.

State Police say that portion is not expected to reopen until 10 a.m.