Authorities reported the death of one person after a tractor-trailer rollover crash Wednesday afternoon along Rte. 33 at South ramp coming from Rte. 22 East in Bethlehem Twp. in Pennsylvania.
According to emergency reports, it was just after 1:00 o’clock in the evening when the crews responded to the crash and gave an initial report of fire and heavy entrapment.
In the lead investigating the mishap were the Coroner’s Office of The Northampton County and State Police of Pennsylvania at Belfast that was the site of the crash. The coroner was included due to a fatality.
Police described the vehicle as Mack 2004 truck that was hauling cement; but did not immediately id the driver.
State Officer Dennis Simms stated that as it rounded at the right curve on the ramp, the trailer came around to the left of the cab causing the rig to overturned and slip towards a direction southeast.
As the cab hit the end of a guardrail, it came to a stop.
Authorities covered the cab with a blue tarp; although there was no indication that other vehicle was included in the accident.
As em crews investigated and cleared the wreck, PennDOT closed the ramp along south Rte. 33.
State police gave no comment at the scene only to say that their immediate goal was to remove the truck removed and to reopen the ramp. At about 2:00 o’clock that afternoon, the super-wrecker from Fast Lane Towing & Transport arrived about 2 p.m. but it was just parked on the shoulder of the ramp as investigation was ongoing.
A man from Bethlehem was killed in the afternoon of Wednesday after a tractor-trailer crashed on the ramp between Rte. 33 South and Rte. 22 East in the Twp. of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
After notification of nearest kin, the driver of the rig was identified as Panagiotis aka Peter Skyriotis, age 46 and resident of West Broad Street.
Coroner Zachary Lysek of Northampton County Coroner pronounced Skyriotis dead at the crash due to multiple blunt-force injuries and the manner was ruled accidental.
The crash happened at 1:05 o’clock in the afternoon when the 2004 Mack overturned along the right curve of the on-ramp, Pennsylvania State Police at Belfast said.
The cab stopped at the end of a guardrail and fortunately no other injuries were reported.
Due to the crash, the on-ramp was closed for about five hours that caused the slowing down of traffic on Rte. 22 East to around Rte. 191 in the township.
The crash happened at about 1:05 o’clock in the afternoon on the on-ramp between Rte. 33 South and Rte. 22 East when the rig tractor-trailer overturned and pinned its cab against a guard rail.
The driver’s identity was not released by Pennsylvania State Police pending notification of nearest kin.
PennDOT announced that the scene of the accident was cleared about 6:10 o’clock that evening.
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Sources: Lehigh Valley Live Com