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Driver faces charges after speeding truck starts demolition derby

At least nine vehicles were involved in a crash which occurred on Interstate 80 last Wednesday morning. One of the injured identified as Jaclyn Roush, resident of Nescopeck, was taken from her car by rescue workers and delivered her to Pocono Medical Center. She was transported to the hospital with another woman who was operating one of the vehicles; both of them sustained minor injuries.

According to State police, a truck driver initiated the crash at the Interstate 80 near Tannersville on Wednesday morning that implicated his big rig and eight other passenger cars.

The nine vehicles tangled in the eastbound lanes around 10:20 a.m.; fortunately, there were no serious injuries.

A great amount of discussion about tractor-trailer drivers, motorists and road safety in general has resulted due to the week’s crashes on I-80.

The Safe 80 Task Force will be holding a meeting at 11 o’clock in the morning of Dec. 21 at ESU’s Innovation Center on 562 Independence Road at the corner of Route 447 & East Brown Street in East Stroudsburg.

State police reported that trucker Leesent Stapleton, age 66 and resident of East Stroudsburg failed to drive at a legal speed as he was approaching a traffic backed up for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation work zone. He lost control of his Freightliner 18-wheeler and struck seven of the eight other cars nearby. Troopers impounded the tractor-trailer.

Another vehicle operator, identified as Joan Franks and resident of Pocono Pines was on her way to Wind Gap to visit her granddaughter when she was bump from rear.

She narrated that she was coming down the hill, was hit from the back and pushed over onto the road side where she hit another car.
Franks saw a tractor-trailer in her rear-view mirror as the mishap happened. The front and rear-end of her Chevrolet Tahoe were damaged while the rear window was blown off. Her injury was just a small cut on her face which resulted when her head hit the sun visor pushing her eyeglasses on her face.

The massive pile up last Wednesday occurred about two miles from a fatal crash which happened Monday morning which involved five vehicles and four tractor trailers.

Daniel Snyder, a trucker from Youngstown, Ohio, was the fatality in that wreck. It happened when flatbed truck lost its load of concrete slabs. The vehicle rear-ended another tractor-trailer that was parked on the roadside due to a flat after hitting slab moments earlier.

For more than 15 hours, I-80 East was closed while that wreck was investigated and cleaned up.

The Wednesday’s crash caused the damaged cars to litter the interstate while state troopers interviewed all the drivers involved. The speed limit in the area is 55 mph.

Police are going to do a safety inspection of the tractor-trailer and mentioned that Stapleton may face charges pending the outcome of the inspection.

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Source: Pocono Record Com

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