Responders worked for hours to free injured persons from the wreckage at the scene of a fatal accident that occurred on Nov. 19 in Berks County, Pennsylvania. The wreck happened at about 6:30 a.m. on U.S. Route 222 when the driver of a semi-truck allegedly fell asleep at the wheel and plowed into nine other vehicles. A 23-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman died in the crash.
The driver of the rig was a 50-year-old man who began his shift at 1:30 a.m. A report by the Berks County District Attorney established that authorities charged the truck driver with two counts of homicide by vehicle and nine counts of aggravated assault along with several other allegations. Police did not believe the man was under the influence, but he likely underwent a blood test according to the D.A.