(Thursday, April 20) One person is dead after a three vehicle crash Thursday afternoon in Monroe County. It happened as a motorcycle was trying to merge onto Interstate 80 in Stroud Township around two o`clock. Cops say the motorcycle hit the back of an SUV. The driver and a passenger were both thrown from the bike. The passenger was then hit and killed by a tractor trailer. That person`s name has not been released. Interstate 80 was closed for almost five hours while the crash scene was cleaned up.