Man killed in ‘chain reaction’ crash on I-79 in Washington County identified

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Pa. — One person died in a crash on Interstate 79 in Washington County on Wednesday.

PHOTOS: Crash on I-79 in Washington County shuts down interstate

Gary Reinhardt, 58, of Lancaster, N.Y., was killed in the crash that involved four vehicles, according to Washington County Coroner Tim Warco.

It happened around 9:50 a.m. near the Route 519/Houston Exit.

Reinhardt was driving a car south when another car in the northbound lanes lost control, crossed the median and collided with the victim’s car, causing a train reaction.

Reinhardt was wearing a seatbelt, according to Warco.

The interstate was closed in both directions for several hours.

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating.

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