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Tractor trailer runs red light, plows into car on Route 61, police say

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Mar 13 2013 10:17:51 AM CDT
Updated On: Mar 14 2013 06:06:15 AM CDT

Two people were injured Wednesday when their car was struck by a tractor trailer that ran a red light on Route 61, police said.

ONTELAUNEE TWP., Pa. -

Two people were injured Wednesday when their car was struck by a tractor trailer that ran a red light on Route 61, police said.

The car entered the intersection at Route 73 in Ontelaunee Twp., Berks Co., shortly after 9 a.m. when it was hit by the northbound truck, police said.

The two people in the car had to be freed from the wreckage and rushed to Reading Hospital, said police, who have not yet released information about their identities or the extent of their injuries.

The driver of the tractor trailer was not hurt.

The trucker reported having the green light, but police said witnesses reported it being red when he entered the intersection.

Both southbound lanes and one northbound lane of Route 61 were closed while police conducted their on-scene investigation.