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A tractor trailer collided with a construction truck on Interstate 78 in Greenwich Township at 9:45 a.m. Monday morning, injuring a construction worker and closing the highway for two hours.
Harvey Henry, 50, of Port Clinton, was traveling east in the right lane of Interstate 78. A 2012 International Construction Truck was stopped in the right lane, with three construction workers outside setting up construction signs for a lane closer.
According to state police, the construction truck had its construction lights, crush bars and arrow board working property showing the right lane closed.
Henry failed to see the prior construction signs that were set up and failed to see the construction truck stopped in the lane until the last moment and his 2013 Volvo Tractor Trailer with trailer struck the rear end of the construction truck, according to police.
After impact, Henry’s tractor trailer traveled across the left lane and struck the center concrete median. The tractor trailer came to final rest against the center median of I-78 eastbound.
After impact, the construction truck was pushed approximately 15 feet forward and came to rest in the right lane.
One of the construction workers, Joseph Hall, 23, of Leesport was handing out signs to other workers from the rear of the construction truck and was thrown from the truck when the tractor trailer made impact. Hall was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital for moderate head and back injuries.
Henry and the two other construction workers, Derek Brown, 33 and David Yagalla, 32, both of Weatherly, were not injured.
Interstate 78 eastbound was closed for abouttwo hours until the roadway was cleared. Traffic was detoured onto Old 22 during the closure.
Kutztown FD, Virginville FD, Hamburg EMS and Trail Towing assisted at the scene.