A 57-year-old Pennsylvania woman died in an accident between a box truck and an SUV on Route 222 in Fleetwood Borough on Aug. 14. The highway was closed to traffic for six hours while authorities conducted an investigation and cleared the crash site. Traffic was detoured along an alternate route until the highway reopened around 11 p.m.
The accident occurred when the northbound SUV, driven by a 19-year-old New York man, moved into the southbound lanes of the highway and struck a box truck around 4:20 p.m., according to police. After the initial collision, the SUV continued for approximately 70 feet before colliding with a utility pole. The driver was transported to a hospital for treatment.