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Truck Driver Tragically Dies in Crash in Fanklin County, Pennsylvania

September 13, 2019

FRANKLIN COUNTY, PA. — A tractor-trailer driver hailing from Tennessee has died in a horrible crash. The Pennsylvania State Police troopers who were called to the accident reported that the crash occurred around 6:50 p.m. on a Friday per a report filed by the Herald-Mail. The troopers noted the location of the crash to be on Forge Hill Road, which is located in Lurgan Township, PA. The tractor-trailer driver who died was 26-years-of-age. The initial reports suggest that the trucker lost control over his rig on an “S-curve” on Forge Hill Road. The Pennsylvania State Police troopers who responded are still investigating the crash. Fortunately, the only vehicle involved in the crash was the semi-truck. A piece of cargo from the overturn rig struck another car without causing injuries. Casualties could have mounted easily if there were additional vehicles on the road. *

The Pennsylvania State Police reported that a 26-year-old man from Mason, Tennessee died after his 2005 Freightliner Columbia flipped over. The truck was hauling a load of 17 railroad ties at the time of the incident. The investigating officers explained that the truck driver drove easterly on Forge Hill Road, which is also known as Pa. 641. The road forms an “S-curve” in the vicinity of Trout Run. Unfortunately, the truck driver lost control of the rig on the curve and rolled the vehicle.

The responding officers further explained that the tractor collided with a guard rail and then rolled onto its roof. The truck threw its payload when the rig overturned. All 17 railroad ties were scattered about the area. One of the ties struck another vehicle. No one from that car was injured. The crash blocked the road in both directions because the rig and trailer remained connected. 

The Coroner’s Office from Franklin County responded to the scene and declared the driver deceased. The State Police announced that the truck driver was not using a seatbelt. Thankfully, no additional injuries were reported. 

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