Tractor-trailer rolls on Route 222 North ramp in Wyomissing

Warren Street Bypass closed for nearly 5 hours

WYOMISSING, Pa. - A crash involving an overturned tractor-trailer closed a stretch of the Warren Street Bypass in Wyomissing for nearly five hours on Thursday.

The crash was reported shortly after 11:30 a.m. on the northbound ramp of Route 222 over the bypass, in front of the Inn at Reading.

The truck rolled onto its right side as it traveled the ramp's curve toward Broadcasting Road. The top third of its trailer came to rest on the concrete guide-rail.

Initial reports from the scene were that the driver was trapped in the cab, but he was reportedly able to get out on his own without injury.

The northbound ramp was closed to traffic, as were the eastbound and westbound lanes of the Warren Street Bypass (Route 12) between the Crossing Drive interchange and the ramp to the eastbound West Shore Bypass (Route 422) until crews could upright and removing the truck, which was reportedly hauling a load of lead pigs.

Police told 69 News that they believe speed and/or a shifting load contributed to the crash.

At least two other crashes happened in the backup of traffic that resulted from the initial accident, police said.

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