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Richard Aponte, of North Carolina, identified as victim of deadly accident on I-78 in Berks County

Published On: Aug 20 2013 10:39:16 AM EDT   Updated On: Aug 20 2013 06:10:58 PM EDT

The Berks County coroner has identified a North Carolina man as the victim of a deadly accident on Interstate 78.

UPPER TULPEHOCKEN TWP., Pa. -

The Berks County coroner has identified a North Carolina man as the victim of a deadly accident on Interstate 78.

Richard Aponte, 28, of Huntsville, was killed when his car hit the back of a tractor trailer in the westbound lanes of the highway in Upper Tulpehocken Township around 7:40 a.m. Monday, authorities said.

The truck driver was not injured.

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Interstate 78 West was reduced to one lane of travel for about three hours while state police investigated the accident and crews removed the wreckage.