Crash closes part of Route 422

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">8.20.2008 - Chopper 6 flew over Route 422 near the Stowe exit in Montgomery County, Pa. after a collision involving a paint van closed the highway.</span></div>
August 20, 2008 5:40:39 PM PDT
All lanes of route 422 re-opened Wednesday afternoon, after a crash between car and a van carrying white paint. Police say the truck and van collided just before 11:30 a.m. in the westbound lanes of Route 422 near the Stowe exit on the Montgomery County/Berks County line.

Investigators tell Action News a van driven by David Butzer, of Reading, was stopped and waiting for traffic to move because of construction. That's when the van was hit by a truck driven by David O'Brien, 30, of Shillington. Police say he was unable to stop in time.

O'Brien suffered a broken leg, while Butzer suffered neck injuries. Both men were wearing seatbelts.

Portions of Route 422 were closed for much of the day, but all lanes were open again shortly before 5:00 p.m.


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