Driver Trying to Pass Car Slams Into Tractor-Trailer, Dies: Police


A driver died after losing control and slamming into a tractor-trailer along a Berks County Road early Tuesday morning.

The deadly two-vehicle crash happened on the 7700 block of Bernville Road (Route 183) in Jefferson Township just before 6:30 a.m.

A 23-year-old Reading man was driving his Dodge Stratus northbound along Route 183 when he attempted to pass another vehicle while reaching the crest of a hill in the no passing zone and lost control, according to state police.

The big rig slammed into the side of the man's car — killing him, said police.

the big rig driver wasn't hurt and wasn't charged, according to police.

Bernville Road remained blocked off in both directions between New Schaefferstown Road and Dry Hollow Road during the morning rush.

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