Driver killed in fiery crash involving semi truck on I-80

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WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. (WKBN) – A man is dead after a fiery crash involving a semi on Interstate 80 in Mercer County Monday night.

The Pennsylvania State Police say 61-year-old Gheorghe Ghenciu, of Maryland, was killed in the crash that shut down part of I-80 in Shenango Township, a few miles from the Ohio state line.

The crash happened just before 8 p.m.

Troopers said the driver of the semi slowed down because of backed-up traffic. Ghenciu, who was driving a van, didn’t slow down and rear-ended the semi, troopers said.

The van caught on fire.

The driver of the semi was not hurt.

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