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Drivers identified after fatal crash on I-80 in Mercer County

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MERCER COUNTY, PA- The police have identified the drivers involved in a fatal accident on Interstate 80 early Wednesday morning. 

The accident occurred around 3:30 a.m., causing a portion of  I-80 from Exit 24 to Exit 29 in Venango County to be closed until just before noon.

Police say a semitruck, driven by Wilfredo Suarez, 53, of Clifton, NJ, was traveling westbound on I-80 when three tires blew out, causing the rear trailer lights to burn out.

The driver of the semitruck then made a U-turn and began traveling eastbound around 15 mph when a van came from behind and struck the vehicle.

The driver of the van, Michael Carl Holder, 55, of Lansing, MI, was pronouced dead at Grove City Hospital.

Suarez had no injuries and refused medical treatment on the scene. He is expected to face multiple charges.

 

 

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