Posted on Jul 02, 2014
The Sunbury Daily Item is reporting that one man was killed and three other drivers injured Monday afternoon, June 30, 2014, after two tractor trailers collided in the westbound lanes on Interstate 80, triggering a crash that involved five vehicles.
William J. Boettinger, of Danielsville, Pa., was killed in the crash. State police at Bloomsburg said Boettinger was driving west at Mile Marker 235.6 when he failed to notice traffic that had slowed for highway construction. His tractor trailer crashed into the rear of another rig, operated by Michael P. Catchings, of Crystal Springs, Miss. Following the initial collision, Boettinger’s truck veered into the berm where it struck another truck, causing that rig, operated by William C. Wright, of Downingtown, to overturn onto its passenger side.
The Catchings rig was pushed into the left travel lane where it collided with an SUV operated by Brittany A. Driscoll, of Pittston, and a car operated by Michel Platini, of Philadelphia. Catchings, Driscoll and Platini were injured and taken to area hospitals. Wright escaped injury, police said.
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