I-74 W/B MP 206
WHEN: August 1, 2019 at 02:58 p.m.
VEHICLES: Unit 1: Unknown Make, Truck Tractor
Unit 2: Red 2016 Peterbilt
Unit 3: 2016 Ford Straight Truck
DRIVERS: Unit 1 – Male, Unknown, Pending Identification
Unit 2 – Eli I. Schwartz, 63, Ephrata, Pennsylvania
Unit 3 - Mark R. Dettman, 58, Milledgeville
Preliminary: Unit 2 and Unit 3 were slowed for a traffic backup on I-74 W/B near MP 206 due to a traffic crash 4 miles ahead. Unit 1 failed to reduce speed and struck the rear of the Unit 2 semi-trailer. Unit 1 became engulfed in flames. Unit 3 was stopped in front of Unit 2. Unit 2 then struck Unit 3 in the rear.
TRANSPORTS: The driver of Unit 1 was pronounced deceased on scene. The driver of Unit 2 was uninjured. The driver of Unit 3 was uninjured.
SEATBELTS: Unknown Pending Investigation
CHARGES: Pending Investigation
All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.