BENSALEM, Pa. (CBS/AP) – A driver traveling the wrong way on I-95 in Bensalem caused a crash overnight that killed one person and critically injured two others, police said. The crash happened around 1:40 a.m. Wednesday on the northbound lanes, near Woodhaven Road.
Pennsylvania State Police said a southbound vehicle crashed head-on into another vehicle in the northbound lanes.
Three people were taken to a hospital, where one was pronounced dead a short time later. The names of the injured and further details on their conditions were not disclosed.
BREAKING: Police confirm serious crash on I-95 north in Bensalem is deadly. Investigators say one vehicle was traveling south in the northbound lanes and hit a vehicle traveling north resulting in a fatality. Updates on @CBSPhilly.
— Jan Carabeo (@JanCarabeoCBS3) April 1, 2020
The northbound lanes were closed for several hours. Traffic was diverted off near Academy Road and Linden Avenue while police investigated.
Police have confirmed this fatal crash on I-95 North. A vehicle was traveling in the opposite direction. All lanes remain closed for a three mile stretch on I-95 NB in #Bensalem. @CBSPhilly pic.twitter.com/ITy6J7NtJg
— Chandler Lutz (@ChandlerCBS3) April 1, 2020