A load shift caused the cargo to go through a truck’s cab, closing Fleetwood Lyons Road for three hours on Feb. 27.

According to Fleetwood Borough Police, at about 1 p.m. on Feb. 27, Elvin Martinez, 45, Reading, was driving a 2018 Freightliner Truck and Trailer eastbound on Fleetwood Lyons Road in Richmond Township. At Weavers Road, he applied the brakes for a slowing vehicle in front of the truck and then the load shifted inside the trailer. The cargo broke through the front of the trailer and then struck the rear of the truck cab. After the load shifted, Martinez stopped the truck on the roadway in the eastbound lane.

Martinez was able to get out of the truck. He was not injured.

Police did not provide what cargo was being hauled.

The truck and trailer sustained heavy damage and was towed from the scene. No other vehicles or property was damaged.

Walnuttown Fire Company responded to assist at the scene and detoured traffic. Fleetwood Lyons Road was shut down for about three hours.

Investigation is complete. No charges pending.

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