On Monday, August 6, 2018 at 11:10 AM, Ephrata Police responded to a reported crash on Rt. 222 north approximately a half mile north of Rt.322 involving a vehicle which struck a dump truck and became attached to the back of it. It was reported that a Hyundai SUV driven by Jouny Youssef, 26, of Bayonne, NJ attempted to pass the dump truck, and struck another Hyundai SUV driven by Taylor Darling, 56, of Heber City, UT, in the process before then striking the back of the dump truck and becoming entangled with the back of the dump truck. The dump truck was driven by Kevin Wasser, 53, of Minersville, PA.
None of the people involved required medical treatment. Police were assisted by Ephrata Ambulance and Pioneer Fire Company and Fire Police. One lane of northbound traffic was closed for approximately one and a half hours.