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Truck driver injured by rock thrown from PA overpass, second truck targeted in a week


Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) are investigating after at least two semi trucks were struck by objects thrown from an overpass in the same location in less than a week.

October 15 — I-81 Rock Throwing Incident

The most recent incident occurred shortly before midnight on Thursday, October 15th.

PSP says that a 33 year old FedEx truck driver was traveling north on I-81 at Exit 107 near Frailey Township when a large rock was thrown at his vehicle.

The rock shattered the truck’s windshield.

The truck driver suffered an arm injury from the broken glass.

Police say that they believe the rock was thrown from an overpass.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Jonestown barracks at 717-865-2194 and reference Incident #PA2020-1461235.

October 9 — I-81 Rock Throwing Incident

A similar incident occurred less than a week before on Friday, October 9th, also in Frailey Township.

Around 10:45 p.m., PSP troopers were dispatched to northbound I-81 for reports of rocks being thrown at vehicles.

PSP said that “at least one” semi truck driver reported a broken windshield due to the rock throwing.

Police aren’t sure how many people are involved in the rock throwing incidents.

If you have information on the October 9 incident, you’re asked to call PSP at Frackville at (570) 874-5300.


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