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Update: One Motorist Dies At Scene of Route I-195 Late Morning Motor Vehicle Accident

Route 195 back open to traffic.

A motor vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 10:48 a.m. Saturday has claimed the life of one person and injured another, according to Sgt. Adam Grossman, a state police spokesman.

The accident occurred at milemaker 23.8.

All lanes on I-195 westbound east of exit 22 - CR 638 in Jackson Township near the exit for Route 9 in Howell Township are now open, according to Jackson Township police.

That westbound portion of the roadway was closed for approximately four hours during the accident investigation.

The incident wreaked havoc with traffic on Route 9 in Howell Township, eyewitnesses report.

No information was available as to the condition of the second motorist.

Patch will update as more information becomes available.

nascarfan January 12, 2013 at 09:56 PM
Someone who also witnessed it said, on another site, he was traveling east, crossed the center median and hit a car in the westbound lanes.
ray January 12, 2013 at 10:22 PM
I ride that road everyday the traffic is great most the problem happens if you don't drive it everyday you make moves that people can't predict but very smooth otherwise but I guess it's not breaking any more they did update the story though
eas January 12, 2013 at 11:02 PM
We were travelling west driving home to Pittsburgh and came up to it minutes after it happened --- kudos to all the people driving eastbound who stopped and tried to help along with those who were stopped westbound behind the accident. Prayers and thoughts go out to the families.
Michael berg January 13, 2013 at 10:57 PM
There r more cops on that road then any other road. But things happen. I hate traffic accidents, such a waste of life and time. People do fly on that road so speed probably was a factor
Bill Cooper January 16, 2013 at 10:31 PM
I bet one of the drivers was talking on the phone when they crashed. It's a shame that selfish, self-centered people put others in danger by chatting away while driving. Some of them fool themselves into thinking that it's okay because they use a hands-free device, but as educated people know, the studies are utterly clear on the fact that it doesn't make a difference. It's all about distraction. And now someone is dead because of it. How many more people have to die before this stops? Rest in peace. I mourn their loss.

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