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Update: 5 vehicles involved in crash that closed Route 222

Published On: Aug 20 2013 12:01:59 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 20 2013 06:10:37 PM EDT

One person was seriously injured in a five-vehicle accident that closed a stretch of Route 222 in Berks County on Monday.

MAIDENCREEK TWP., Pa. -

One person was seriously injured in a five-vehicle accident that closed a stretch of Route 222 in Berks County on Monday.

Police released information Tuesday about the accident, which happened between Evansville and Pleasant Hill roads in Maidencreek Township around 3:30 p.m.

The driver of a box truck traveling south on Route 222 was unable to stop for slowed traffic and hit the back of an SUV, police said.

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The truck then crossed the center line and hit an oncoming car and two unoccupied cars that were parked on the lot of a local business, police said.

The driver of the oncoming car that was hit was taken to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries, police said.

No one else was hospitalized, although officials initially said Monday that two people were transported to the hospital.