Fiery Crash Shuts Down I-78 Eastbound in Berks County for Hours

A fiery crash involving three big rigs and a car shut down I-78 Eastbound in Berks County for hours Friday afternoon.

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Eastbound I-78 in Berks County was shut down for hours Friday after a fiery crash involving four big rigs and a car.
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Heavy black smoke and flames were seen following the crash, which happened near the Route 143 exit in Lenhartsville around 5:30 p.m.
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Police said the initial investigation showed that traffic came to a sudden slow in the area, but one of the trucks failed to slow down in time and hit the car then another truck, causing a dangerous chain reaction collision.
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The four trucks and white Mercedes sedan involved in the crash could be seen as SkyForce10 hovered above the wreckage.
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Flames were still being put out more than an hour after the crash.
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Police said the driver of the original truck suffered burns in the crash was taken to the hospital. There was no word on the extent of the man's injuries.
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The driver and passenger of the Mercedes suffered minor injuries and the roadway remained closed for hours as police investigated and crews worked to clear the roadway.
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