Danielsville man killed in I-80 crash
BLOOMSBURG - A tractor-trailer driver was killed Monday afternoon following a chain-reaction crash in a construction zone along Interstate 80 in Scott Township, Columbia County.
William J. Boettinger, 60, of Danielsville, was killed. An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.
Police said Boettinger failed to slow for traffic at about 1:10 p.m. in the right westbound lane near mile marker 235.6. He drove a 2012 Freightliner into the rear of a 2014 Kenworth, and after impact collided with a 2005 Freightliner. The Kenworth was forced into the left lane and struck two passenger vehicles. Both Freightliners overturned onto the right berm.
Three other drivers suffered minor to moderate injuries, and a fifth driver and a passenger escaped injury.
The westbound lanes were closed between exits 241 and 236 until 9:30 p.m.