A crash in the southbound lanes of Interstate 79 near the Southpointe exit backed up traffic in both directions Tuesday morning.
UPDATE: 8:35 a.m. - PennDOT announced via Twitter that the southbound crash has been cleared from the highway. A crash in the southbound lanes of Interstate 79 near the Southpointe exit backed up traffic in both directions Tuesday morning. The crash happened around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday and caused heavy delays. It’s not known how many cars were involved in the crash or if anyone was injured. A line of cars could be seen backed up past the Bridgeville exit until 8:30 a.m. A motorist posting on Twitter said the crash caused a second accident in the northbound lanes, prompting more delays in the Canonsburg area. Continue to monitor Patch.com as more details become available.
A 45-year-old Pittsburgh man died in the crash Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 79 near the Southpointe exit.
One person died from multiple blunt force trauma Tuesdsay after being ejected from his vehicle during a crash on Interstate 79 near the Southpointe exit in Washington County. Washington County Coroner Tim Warco identified the victim of the crash in the southbound lanes as Mark Anthony Chesick, 45, of Pittsburgh. Chesick died from multiple blunt force trauma after being ejected from his vehicle during the crash, Warco said. He ruled the death an accident. "The victim was the operator and sole occupant of a Ford pickup truck that was traveling northbound on Interstate 79," Warco said in a statement. "The victim’s vehicle crossed the median at mile marker 45.1 and struck a tractor trailer head on in the southbound lane. The victim was ejected…