I-76 W reopens after tractor-trailer crash

Monday, November 14, 2011
Overturned tractor trailer shut down part of I-76 W

Two people were injured in a crash that shut down the westbound lanes of the Schuylkill Expressway early Monday morning.

A tractor-trailer, said to be hauling boxes of cocoa butter, overturned at the Girard Avenue Exit just before 4:00 a.m.

A minivan was also involved in the wreck.

Debris from the truck fell off the expressway onto Martin Luther King Drive, causing traffic delays on the Drive as well.

The far left lane of the westbound Schuylkill Expressway reopened just before 5:30 a.m., and the remaining two lanes reopened several hours later.

There is no word on what led to the crash. Police are investigating.

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