PSP Roundup: Jackknifed trailer closes I-81 on Saturday, Troopers investigating tool theft

09 January 2024- Pennsylvania State Police say that a jackknifed trailer that closed I-81NB near Chambersburg on Saturday was travelling too fast for the snowy conditions. That Freightliner, they say, was driven by a 50 year old Elizabethtown, PA man around 2:40pm on Saturday January 6th.

Troopers say that the driver was driving in the left land on I-81NB around mile marker 16.5 when they lost control and struck the guidewires in the interstate median. The truck then jackknifed and came to a final, uncontrolled rest across the lanes of traffic.

While no injuries were sustained as a result of this crash and there were no witnesses, the incident closed the interstate for a period of time. That driver was cited for failing to drive at safe speeds and failing to drive on roadways laned for traffic.


Police say that a crash on Alleman Road in Guilford Township that sent a woman to the hospital may be as a result of a DUI on both drugs and alcohol. Troopers say that around 11:20pm on December 14th, they were called to the 600 block of Alleman Road for a 2004 Mercury Sable that had left the roadway, struck a fence, then a tree.

The driver of that vehicle, Krystie Switalski of Chambersburg, was transported by Marion VFC EMTs to York Hospital for serious injuries due to a heavy entrapment and the extensive nature of her injuries.

Police say, in a separate release, that the driver of that vehicle was arrested later on DUI Crash on a combination of alcohol and drugs. They say “through investigation it was learned the driver was impaired”. Switalski was also cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic.


Another burglary involving tools in Franklin County is being investigated by PSP Troopers, this time on Warm Spring Road. Troopers say that sometime between midnight and just before 2pm on December 20th, someone gained access to an unspecified residential area and stole a number of tools.

Confirmed lost in the incident were a $60 DeWalt cordless grinder, a $70 DeWalt cordless circular saw, a $170 DeWalt random orbit palm sander, a $150 DeWalt oscillating multitool, a $120 DeWalt impact driver, and a $20 DeWalt drill bit set.

Anyone with information on the incident should contact PSP-Chambersburg.