Police: Man dies in crash involving 2 tractor-trailers

EAST WATERFORD – One person is dead as a result of a crash involving two tractor-trailers on Wednesday in Juniata County, according to a report from Pennsylvania State Police Lewistown.

Police said the crash happened around 6 a.m. on state Route 75, near Fisher Lane, Tuscarora Township. According to the report, a 2005 International truck operated by Leonard Cole, of Irwin, was traveling north.

The report indicates Cole’s truck was either moving slowly or had stopped when a northbound 2009 Mack truck carrying a load of lumber rear-ended Cole’s flatbed trailer.

According to the report, the 53-year-old male driver of the Mack truck died as a result of his injuries. His identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Police said Cole was wearing his seat belt.

The Mack truck sustained disabling damage, police said.

The investigation continues.