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Driver dies in fiery tractor-trailer crash in Somerset County

One person died in a fiery tractor-trailer crash Thursday morning in Somerset County. (WJAC)

SOMERSET – One person died in a fiery tractor-trailer crash Thursday morning in Somerset County.

Somerset County Coroner Wally Miller responded to the crash along the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

He pronounced the driver dead at the scene.

The crash happened around 4 a.m. in the eastbound lane near mile marker 110.

The driver not been identified pending notification of next of kin.

Neighbors said they heard an explosion after the crash.

The tractor-trailer caught on fire after going up an embankment for approximately 50 feet and hitting a tree, state police said.



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