Vehicle Crash

Ephrata Police were called for a report of a vehicle crash on Rt. 222 Northbound at approximately 12:30 am on Tuesday morning. Upon arriving, police discovered a tanker tractor trailer hauling milk which had driven off the right side of the road, down an embankment and into a wooded area. The truck was overturned. The driver, Zachary  Schwabenbauer, 32, of Nescopeck, PA, reported that he fell asleep prior to driving off the roadway. He did not report any injuries. Pioneer Fire Company and Lancaster County Hazmat responded and assisted in the initial response to the crash. The right lane of Rt. 222 northbound was closed for approximately 2 1/2 hours initially after the crash. The same lane was also closed for approximately 6 hours later during the day on Tuesday while the truck was recovered.

Incident Date: 
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 12:30am

Incident Type:


Mile Marker 41.4 SR 222 Northbound
Ephrata, PA 17522