The driver of a FedEx tractor-trailer died this morning in an accident on the westbound Pennsylvania Turnpike between the Mid-County and Valley Forge interchanges.
Around 9:15 a.m., traffic resumed on all westbound lanes – the direction in which the accident occurred, the State Police said. Eastbound traffic had resumed shortly after 6 a.m.
Shortly before 8 a.m., the road seemed unlikely to reopen quickly, since the tractor-trailer was still “connected … to a crumpled Dodge pickup,” according to Rick Freas, 38, a tow truck driver from Valley Forge.
“They just removed the body a few minutes ago,” he said.
“The cab is completely crushed in,” he said of the FedEx truck.
The accident, which occurred at 3:53 a.m., also involved a second tractor-trailer, state police said.
The driver of the pick-up truck was injured.
Traffic on the southbound Blue Route (I-476) was slowed as well, because of motorists being detoured from the turnpike.
Four state police cars, four tow trucks and three fire trucks were at the scene, near a shopping center with a Cosco, Speas said.
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