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Firefighter struck by semitruck on I-80 Thursday morning

April 22, 2021 News Extra

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A firefighter was struck by a semitruck Thursday morning on Interstate 80 in Venango County.

The firefighter was working on the scene of a multi-vehicle crash that halted all lanes of traffic along a section of I-80 just across the border from Butler County.

According to PA 511, the accident occurred around 6:46 a.m. in the westbound lanes between Exit 45 and Exit 42. The alert confirmed that all lanes of traffic were completely shut down.

According to Clarion State Police, the firefighter was doing traffic control near the 42.6 mile marker when he was hit.

Despite a medical helicopter being called, the firefighter was ultimately taken by ambulance to the Grove City Medical Center.

According to Butler County dispatchers, at least one unit was put on standby for the crash, but they remained on standby.

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