Northeast Extension reopened after fatal truck crash

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Monday, May 4, 2015
1 dead after 2 trucks collide on the NE Extension

NORTHEAST EXTENSION (WPVI) -- The northbound lanes of the Northeast Extension have reopened following crash that left one person dead Monday afternoon.

It happened around 12:45 p.m. in the northbound lanes of the highway just before the Lehigh Valley exit.

State police say there was an earlier accident in a construction zone and traffic was at a standstill when a box truck rear-ended a tractor trailer.

The driver of the box truck was killed.

Northbound lanes of the Northeast Extension were closed for hours, and traffic was being detoured at Quakertown.

However, just before 5 p.m. the northbound lanes were reopened.

So far, no word on what led to the crash or the identity of the driver that was killed.