Morning Commute Crash With Dump Truck Closes Route 30 East!

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At approximately 7:00 a.m., on Wednesday, May 26th, 2021, Manheim Township Police were dispatched to Route 30 East at Fruitville Pike for a two-vehicle crash, involving a dump truck.  Officers arrived on scene and located a dump truck, fully loaded with stone, partially rolled over onto a passenger car.  Both drivers were trapped inside their respective vehicles and needed to be mechanically extricated.  Investigators determined that both vehicles were travelling eastbound on Route 30.  The dump truck attempted to change lanes and struck the passenger car, while making the movement.  The load inside the rear of the dump truck shifted, causing the vehicle to list to one side.  The dump truck then tipped over on the driver's side, ultimately landing on the roof of the passenger car.  Both drivers were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.  This crash caused Route 30 East to completely shut and remain that way for several hours.  Any person who witnessed this crash is asked to contact the Manheim Township Police Department by calling 717-569-6401 or providing information electronically by clicking "Submit a Tip" below.


Update: 8:30 a.m. : PennDOT and emergency crews are now on scene attempting to right the dump truck, remove the stone, and tow the vehicles from the scene.  The roadway is expected to remain shut for another 1-2 hours until clean up is complete.


Updates will continue to be given as they become available.


MEDIA POST CONTACT: Lieutenant Michael T. Piacentino, W: 717-569-6401 Ext: 1583, C: 717-340-2130, piacentinom@manheimtownshippolice.org

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 7:00am

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2105028945 McArthur

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