State Trooper sickened, airlifted from I-84 rest area


Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a chemical spill that occurred on Interstate 84 at the west bound rest area at mile maker 26, Palmyra Twp., Pike County.


Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a chemical spill that occurred on Interstate 84 at the west bound rest area at mile maker 26, Palmyra Twp., Pike County.
A liquid was discovered at 8:45 a.m. leaking from a Roadway truck as Troopers and Motor Carrier Enforcement Officers (MCEO) were conducting truck inspections. The rest area was evacuated and secured after a Trooper on scene began experiencing adverse effects after his contact with the liquid.
He was life-flighted to Lehigh Valley Hospital for evaluation. Several other inspectors on scene were taken to Community Medical Center for evaluation as a precaution. All were expected to be released Tuesday,
It was determined that the chemical was Potassium Metallic Cyanide. It is a common chemical used in industustrial applications.
The hazmat cleanup crew on scene expected a short clean up time. The hazmat crew did not expect any effects on the environment or people after the cleanup was complete.
The incident is still under investigation.