Upper Macungie Township, PA (July 23, 2023) – The Pennsylvania State Police are looking into a deadly collision that occurred on Sunday afternoon, July 23, on westbound Interstate 78 in Lehigh County.
The crash reportedly occurred around 1:30 p.m. in Upper Macungie Township near mile marker 47.6. Police said a tractor-trailer and a car were involved in the collision and that the accident claimed the life of one person. It’s unclear if any other victims were hurt in the wreck.
Due to the accident, the westbound lanes of the highway were closed; however, the roadway reopened by the later afternoon.
No further details about the event have been made public by authorities, and the victim’s identity has not been revealed at this time. Witnesses with additional information were asked to contact the Upper Macungie Township PD as soon as possible.
Our deepest condolences are extended to the deceased victim’s family. Our thoughts are with any injured victims in hopes of their full recovery.
Semi-Truck Accidents in Pennsylvania
Large truck accidents involving fatalities have increased alarmingly during the past few years on Pennsylvania’s highways. In reality, 2021 saw the highest number of fatalities and serious injuries due to truck accidents. The study also demonstrates that each truck accident is unique due to the large range of potential contributing factors.
Between 2017 and 2021, there has been an unsettling rising trend in the number of truck accidents in Pennsylvania. In 2021, Pennsylvania saw the highest year total of truck accidents since 2018.
Additionally, even though there were fewer truck accidents in 2021 than there were in 2018, there were more fatalities in total. In comparison to 2018, which had 118 fatal truck accidents in Pennsylvania, 2019 witnessed 144 truck accidents. With 144 fatal accidents, just one fewer than the record-breaking year of 2017, 2021 was also the second deadliest year in the preceding five years.
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