NORRISTOWN, Pa. – At least one person was killed and two others injured in a crash that occurred in suburban Philadelphia. Due to the truck mishap, part of the Pennsylvania Turnpike was closed. A veteran maintenance worker was killed and three others hospitalized.
A Pa. Turnpike worker died while three people sustained injuries when two trucks collided in the eastbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike at Valley Forge on Monday morning.
The worker who died in Monday’s collision which happened in suburban Philadelphia was identified by Turnpike officials as 66-year-old Michael San Felice, resident of West Norriton. Investigators stated that an eastbound box truck hit the maintenance vehicle of Felice.
The fatality was identified as Michael R. San Felice, 66, of West Norriton, who is survived by two daughters, his wife and grandchildren.
It was only in the later part of the day when the officials released the identity of the fatality since his grandchildren were still in school.
San Felice had been employed at the Turnpike for the last 12 years.
It was Monday morning when box truck collided with a Turnpike maintenance vehicle at mile marker 331.6 in Plymouth Township.
Traffic in both directions was shut down by the Police to enable landing of helicopter ambulance to airlift two crash victims to the hospital. Both passengers inside the box truck were in serious conditions so they were flown to the hospital by helicopter.
San Felice died in the crash.
State Rep. Mike Vereb, close friend of the family, said that Micheal is a great loss to Montgomery County, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and our family here in West Norriton Township. He has always been a strong leader and a dear friend.
Another Turnpike worker was taken to the hospital where he is said to be doing okay.
Due to the crash, eastbound lanes between Norristown and Valley Forge were closed for the investigation until Monday afternoon. The lanes finally reopened after 4:00 p.m.
There was no information given regarding the cause of the accident.
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