EXETER >> A head-on collision between a car and a pickup truck has left one man dead Friday afternoon, according to authorities.
Exeter Police were called to the scene of an accident involving two vehicles on Daniel Boone Road near the entrance to Daniel Boone Homestead at around 1:44 p.m.
Upon investigation, police found that Michael Ferguson, 48, of Birdsboro, had been travelling northbound in a black Dodge Ram pickup truck on Daniel Boone Road. Ferguson had been travelling away from Route 422 near the Daniel Boone Homestead entrance when a red 1997 Monte Carlo operated by a 23-year-old man was travelling southbound approaching Ferguson. The Monte Carlo is believed to have crossed the double yellow center line into Ferguson’s lane, police said. The vehicles collided head-on, causing severe front damage and airbag deployment in both vehicles.
Ferguson told investigators that he had no time to break or avoid the crash, according to police.
Ferguson was transported to Reading Hospital in West Reading by Exeter EMS for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
A small fire broke out in the engine of the Monte Carlo and was put out by Exeter Township Fire Department.
The operator of the Monte Carlo was trapped in the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene by the Berks County Coroner’s Office.
Police are withholding the name of the deceased operator pending notification of family members.
Exeter Police, Exeter Fire Department and EMS, Birdsboro Fire Department, Amity Township Police, Exeter Fire Police, the Berks County Coroner’s Office and the Berks County District Attorney’s Crash Investigation Team all responded to the scene.
Detectives from the district attorney’s office routinely responde to accidents involving a fatality.