2 Dead After Man Drives Wrong Way on I-76

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    NBC10.com

    A man and a woman are dead after police say the man drove the wrong way on I-76.

    Police say 35-year-old Jamaal Moss of Richmond, Virginia was driving a 2006 Honda Accord east in the westbound lanes near mile marker 337.3 in Lower Merion around 6:05 a.m.

    Moss' vehicle collided head on with a 1999 Chevrolet Malibu driven by 24-year-old Christan Trueblood of Philadelphia.

    Police say a 2005 Ford F-250 truck driving behind Trueblood in the left lane swerved to a right lane in order to avoid the crash ahead. As it moved, police say the truck was struck by Trueblood's vehicle. A 2002 Chevrolet Silverado truck traveling behind the two vehicles also struck Trueblood's car as it spun out of control.

    Trueblood was pronounced dead at the scene. Moss was airlifted to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania but died while enroute. Both truck drivers suffered minor injuries.

    Both westbound and eastbound lanes were closed between the Belmont Avenue and Gladwyne exits. The eastbound lanes reopened around 8 a.m. while the westbound lanes reopened around 10:30 a.m.

    Police continue to investigate the accident and are interviewing the families of both victims. if you have any information on the accident, please call the Pennsylvania State Police at 215-452-5216. 

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