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Crash on I-80 in Poconos Kills Truck Driver

A chain-reaction crash killed a truck driver yesterday when another truck lost its load on I-80 in Pocono Township.

The driver of a rig lost control of his truck, causing two concrete forms to fall from his flatbed. One of the concrete forms landed on the interstate, causing a chain-reaction crash that involved three more tractor-trailers and a passenger car.

The first truck hit the concrete forms, causing it to become disabled by a flat tire. The second truck plowed into the first truck. The second truck was hauling aluminum extrusions, which crashed through the back of the trailer, pinning the driver in the wreckage. The second truck’s driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

I-80 East was closed all day through Monday night, as a team of state police accident reconstructionists documented the wreck. Workers were clearing the wreckage and cleaning up diesel fuel from the road into the night.