Man Seriously Injured in Chain Crash on I-80, Clarion Township ::

CLARION TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A 51-year-old man was seriously injured in a chain collision Thursday night on Interstate 80 in Clarion Township.

According to Clarion-based State Police, the crash happened around 5:47 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 on I-80 at Mile 69.1 in Clarion Township.

The accident involved three vehicles: a white 2007 GMC minivan driven by a 51-year-old man Alexander Nevsky, from the lake in the hills, Illinois; a 2020 Cadillac Escalade driven by a 45-year-old man Steven A. Dudenas, of Cleveland, Ohio; and a 2016 Freightliner operated by a 28-year-old man Rupinder Singhof Greenwood, Indiana.

Police said the three vehicles were traveling eastbound on Interstate 80 with the GMC van behind the Cadillac Escalade in the left lane. The GMC rammed the Cadillac from behind. The Cadillac lost control on the right side of the roadway and struck the guide rail with its left front side. The GMC Van continued east, slowing as it moved into the right lane.

The GMC was then rammed by the Freightliner from behind. The Cadillac also had an impact on the Freightliner.

All three vehicles came to rest in the right lane of I-80.

Nevsky was taken to Clarion Hospital with suspected serious injuries. It is not known if he was using a seat belt.

Steven Dudenas and his passenger, John Dudenas, Jr., 49, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Singh were all wearing seat belts and were not injured.

Nevski was charged with a speeding violation.

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