02/14/12 A Taylor Township man died in an early morning motor vehicle accident on Interstate 376 in Pulaski Township, Lawrence County. Rodney Scott Shropshire, 40, of West Pittsburgh, was pronounced deceased at the scene bu Lawrence County Deputy Coroner, Al DeCarbo. According to New Castle State Police, Shropshire’s vehicle became disabled in the eastbound right lane after a prior accident with a Penn Dot truck. Seconds later, a semi-truck driven by Lance Raymond Shaneyfelt, 39, of Stafford, Virginia, rear ended the Shropshire vehicle. Both Shaneyfelt and Penn Dot worker, Julian Lanesmith, 46 of New Castle, were not injured in the accident. The eastbound lanes of Interstate 376 between the Pulaski and Mitchell Road exits, were closed for over seven hours. New Castle State Police continue to investigate the accident.