BLANDON, Pa. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two people killed when a tractor-trailer slammed into a line of stopped cars on an eastern Pennsylvania highway.
Berks County prosecutors allege that the tractor-trailer driver fell asleep at the wheel Wednesday and couldn't react in time to avoid the 6:30 a.m. crash on Route 222 in Maidencreek Township, about 50 miles northwest of Philadelphia.
The county coroner's office identified the victims as 23-year-old Jeremy Augustine of Emmaus and 32-year-old Jane Harakal of Topton, who were drivers in separate vehicles.
Nine other people were injured, but Assistant Chief Deputy Coroner Jonn Hollenbach said none of the injuries were life-threatening.
The 50-year-old driver, who authorities have not identified, will face two counts of homicide by vehicle and numerous other charges in the crash.
Information from: Reading Eagle, http://www.readingeagle.com/