fire truck crash

A fire truck from Walnuttown Fire Company rolled over after it was struck by a tractor-trailer early Wednesday afternoon while responding to a reported structure fire, police said. 

A firefighter from Walnuttown Fire Company suffered minor injuries when the tanker truck he was driving rolled over after it collided with a tractor-trailer in Maidencreek Township Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Northern Berks Regional Police said the driver of the fire truck was taken to Penn State St. Joseph hospital to be evaluated.

There were no other injuries, police said.

According to police:

The Walnuttown Fire Company tanker truck was responding to a reported minor structure fire at Lehigh Cement Company in the 500 block of Evansville Road.

The fire truck was traveling west on Pleasant Hill Road, approached the intersection with Route 222 and was struck by a northbound tractor-trailer shortly after 12:30 p.m.

The intersection was closed for about two hours while authorities investigated the crash.

The investigation is ongoing.



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