State Police Hamburg are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Interstate 78 westbound at mile marker 32.5 in Windsor Township on Nov. 14.

At about 2:38 p.m., west bound traffic was slowing or stopped in both westbound lanes for a single lane construction zone around mile marker 29 westbound.

A tractor trailer was travelling westbound and was unable to stop for the traffic ahead. That tractor trailer first struck a passenger vehicle. That vehicle was then pushed into the rear of a tractor trailer.

The chain reaction crash consisted of five tractor trailers and one passenger vehicle. There was heavy fire involving two tractor trailers and the passenger vehicle. There were three injuries and two fatalities.

The highway was completely shut down for more than four hours. East bound traffic began moving in one lane around 7 p.m. Both west bound lanes remained closed for the investigation and clean up.

Numerous Fire Departments from Berks, Lehigh, Lebanon, and Schuylkill Counties assisted at the scene.

West bound I-78 was opened on Nov. 15 at 3:30 a.m.

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