Expressway Schuylkill reopens after fatal accident of 3 vehicles, driver flees



At least one person was killed and several others were injured in a multiple-vehicle accident that closed the Schuylkill Expressway for hours on Tuesday morning.

It happened around 4 in the morning near Montgomery Drive.

Authorities say three vehicles were involved in the accident and one of the drivers fled the scene. Police are now looking for a white working van with heavy damage at the front seen leaving the scene of the accident.

Authorities say one of the vehicles involved was traveling east and turned toward the slopes westbound.

No information was disclosed about the fatal victim. At least six other people were injured in the accident and taken to the hospital; the extent of his injuries was not released.

No traffic was approaching either side of I-76 for nearly four hours. Traffic to the east was being forced out of Montgomery, and westbound traffic was being diverted on Girard Avenue.

Expressway Schuylkill reopened before 8 in the morning.

Due to the closure of Schuylkill, there was great support on Vine Street Expressway and several accidents. An accident saw a car lying on the side of I-676 hit by another vehicle.

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