Driver's death investigated after truck goes off turnpike

No travel lanes impacted by crash, police say

CAERNARVON TWP., Pa. - Authorities are investigating the death of a driver whose tractor trailer went off the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Berks County and crashed early Thursday morning.

The accident happened shortly after 4:30 a.m. in the westbound lanes of the turnpike at the Morgantown interchange in Caernarvon Township.

A small fire then erupted in the truck's cab, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

PSP troopers told 69 News that the truck's driver may have suffered some sort of medical episode prior to the crash. The driver's name has not been released.

No travel lanes of the turnpike were impacted by the accident, police said.

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