Richard Aponte, of North Carolina, identified as victim of deadly accident on I-78 in Berks County

Published: Aug 20 2013 10:39:16 AM EDT   Updated On: Aug 20 2013 06:10:58 PM EDT
I-78 fatal accident
UPPER TULPEHOCKEN TWP., Pa. -

The Berks County coroner has identified a North Carolina man as the victim of a deadly accident on Interstate 78.

Richard Aponte, 28, of Huntsville, was killed when his car hit the back of a tractor trailer in the westbound lanes of the highway in Upper Tulpehocken Township around 7:40 a.m. Monday, authorities said.

The truck driver was not injured.

Interstate 78 West was reduced to one lane of travel for about three hours while state police investigated the accident and crews removed the wreckage.