Strattanville, PA – Authorities have identified the victim of the fiery tractor-trailer crash that happened late Sunday afternoon on Interstate 80 in Clarion County.
23-year-old Dumitru Diordita of Rolling Meadows, Illinois, became trapped inside of the burning tractor-trailer around 4 p.m. on Sunday after the crash.
He reportedly is originally from Moldova, and his family has been notified.
Although an autopsy was performed, it will be several weeks until the official results are released.
The crash happened around mile marker 66 on I-80 eastbound. Interstate 80 had major backups throughout Sunday evening, and heavy traffic was also reported on nearby roads due to vehicles being rerouted.
Portions of eastbound I-80 in Clarion and Jefferson County remained closed for part of the night.