On Jan. 13, 2014, a man accused of falling asleep while operating a tractor-trailer on Interstate 78 reportedly struck a 2000 Ford Taurus from behind, and the vehicles caught fire. The driver of the truck sustained no injuries, according to authorities, but the driver of the Taurus, a 65-year-old male, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
A Pennsylvania truck driver faces impending charges for being involved in a tractor-trailer accident with a car in South Lebanon Township, Lebanon County. The trucker had missed a turn that he intended to make, so he continued down the road and tried to turn around to go back. In the process, according to a police news release, the semi-truck blocked both lanes of SR 419.
A recent multi-vehicle accident in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, left one man dead. It took two days for police to identify the deceased individual, who, they eventually learned was a 59-year-old man from Philadelphia. The tractor-trailer accident, which involved a semi-truck, the vehicle driven by the 59-year-old and two other vehicles, happened on I-76 between Route 202 and Gulph Mills Road.