I-79 reopens after 6 vehicle accident involving ambulance in Butler County

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — One woman was flown to a local hospital after six vehicles, including an ambulance, crashed on a stretch of I-79 in Butler County.

The crash happened about 10:30 a.m. at mile marker 83.2 in Jackson Township.

Three people were in the ambulance, including a patient. All were okay, but were taken to the hospital to be checked out.

There were people from three other vehicles that went to the hospital as well.

I-79 southbound is closed between Exit 85 US 19 North and US 19 South to PA 528 Evans City, as well as Exit 78 US 19/PA 228 and Exit 77 Turnpike, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Pennsylvania Police are investigating.

Traffic was being detoured by getting off at Exit 88 southbound and returning to the interstate in Cranberry Township at mile marker 78.