Trucker ‘takes the ditch’ to avoid stopped police cruiser

The driver swerved off the road to avoid a collision with a police trooper stopped on the shoulder.

A local news crew captured startling video of a truck driver making a last minute save to avoid hitting a parked police cruiser in Pennsylvania.

The incident was caught camera around 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 5, on I-81 in West Hanover Township, Pennsylvania.

Officers were already on scene investigating the prior shooting death of a motorist whose body was found outside his vehicle near mile marker 75 on I-81.

As police were investigating, a semi truck driver who came upon slowed traffic for the investigation was unable to slow in time to stop and crashed off of the interstate, jackknifing into a wooded area off the road in order to avoid hitting a parked police car and the officer walking towards it.

The incident is still under investigation.

You can view the video below.

Tractor-trailer crashes on I-81

This crash happened this morning on I-81 in West Hanover Township, Dauphin County. It’s the same place where police were investigating, and media were reporting on, a road rage death. https://bit.ly/2Gp9th3

Posted by WGAL News Channel 8 Susquehanna Valley, Pa. on Tuesday, February 5, 2019