Man killed after beam falls in Pa. Turnpike's Lehigh Tunnel

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (WTXF/AP) - An electrical beam collapsed onto several cars inside a tunnel on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, killing a tractor-trailer driver.

The beam fell inside the Lehigh Tunnel around 6 p.m. Wednesday, striking a tractor-trailer operated by Howard M. Sexton, 70.

Sexton, a Mickleton, New Jersey resident, was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.

The southbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike's Northeast Extension tunnel were shut down shortly afterward.

Turnpike electricians worked to repair the beam.