Police: 4-vehicle crash closes U.S. 322 Tuesday

THOMPSONTOWN – A four vehicle accident on Tuesday left U.S. 322 eastbound closed for approximately two hours, police report.

Pennsylvania State Police Lewistown said a 1995 Chevrolet truck owned by a volunteer fire fighter, and a Millerstown fire engine, both stopped, were half on the berm and half on the right lane with their emergency lights on, checking on a reported crash just east of the Pfoutz Valley Exit, Delaware Township, Juniata County.

Police said a 2003 International Rollback, driven by Robert Nace Jr., of Carlisle, and a 1996 Ford Explorer, driven by Benjamin Schrah, were traveling in the left lane when Nace was unable to slow down his vehicle for the emergency equipment and struck Schrah’s vehicle in the rear passenger side with the front of his vehicle, causing it to spin.

According to the report, after Nace struck Schrah, he continued to travel east, striking the parked 1995 Chevrolet truck in the rear with the front of his vehicle, causing the Chevrolet to be pushed into the rear of the Millerstown fire engine.

Police said no injuries were reported in the crash.

U.S. 322 was closed for approximately two hours for clean up and traffic was rerouted by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Police were assisted at the scene by Millerstown Fire Co., Delaware Fire Co., Thompsontown EMS and PennDOT.