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3-vehicle crash closes Route 724 in North Coventry

NORTH COVENTRY TWP., Pa. - Three vehicles were involved in a crash on Route 724 in Chester County on Monday.

The accident happened around 10:30 a.m. between Catfish Lane and Sheep Hill Road in North Coventry Township.

Police said one of the drivers involved swerved off the road to avoid traffic that had stopped in front of him for an over-sized load in the other lane.

The vehicle hit a downed tree, two other vehicles and a utility pole.

The driver of that car was taken to Reading Hospital. The extent of his injuries is not known.

No other injuries were reported.

Police cited the 24-year-old driver for driving at an unsafe speed.

Route 724 was closed for about an hour while officials investigated.


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