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Truck Driver Seriously Injured in I-81 Crash in Schuylkill County

Police say Alvaro Zavala tried to steer his truck back onto the highway after running into a ditch.

A truck driver from North Carolina was seriously injured in a crash along Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County earlier this month.

According to information from State Police-Fracvkille, this crash happened back on Feb. 7, just before 2 a.m. in Ryan Township.

Police say Alvaro Zavala, 56, was driving his Freightliner Cascadia 125 north on I-81 at that time. 

Zavala’s truck exited off the left side of the highway and hit a ditch. The truck continued north on the grass median. 

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At that point, Zavala reportedly tried to steer his truck back onto the highway, which caused it to overturn and hit a guide rail. The truck came to a stop on the median, facing east. 

Zavala was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest for treatment of a suspected serious injury. 

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