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2 dead after crash on Interstate 81 in Lebanon County

John McCarthy, 50, and Kelen Weah, 70, of Stittsville, Ontario, Canada were both pronounced dead at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.

LEBANON COUNTY, Pa. — Editor's note: The above video is from Feb. 7. 

Update, 6/13: Pennsylvania State Police have identified the two people who were killed in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 81 at around 10:20 a.m. on June 9. 

John McCarthy, 50, and Kelen Weah, 70, of Stittsville, Ontario, Canada were driving a vehicle that traveled into the grassy median and crossed into the northbound highway, colliding into an SUV driving in that direction. McCarthy and Weah were both pronounced dead at the scene.

According to officials, both travel lanes of I-81 were closed for several hours, causing traffic to be at a standstill, and a detour was established by PennDOT and fire police.

At the time of the crash, Emily Kane, 81, Bernard Kane, 86, and Elizabeth Kane, 55, were in the SUV. All three were transported to Penn State Health Hershey Medical Center to be treated for their injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

Previously: 

Two people were killed in a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 81 at around 10:20 a.m. on Thursday.

Pennsylvania State Police say that a vehicle traveled into the grassy median and crossed into the northbound highway, colliding into a car driving in that direction. The driver and passenger of the first vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene.

PSP has not released the names of the deceased as they are waiting for a response from their next of kin.

According to officials, both travel lanes of I-81 were closed for several hours, causing traffic to be at a standstill, and a detour was established by PennDOT and fire police.

The crash remains under investigation.

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