Updated: SUV, PennDOT Truck Involved in Fatal Crash on Route 29

State Police have not released the name of the deceased driver, pending next-of-kin notification.

Update 5/24/12 5pm: According to Pennsylvania State Police, the driver of the SUV was a 57-year-old white male from Phoenixville. He was driving a 1999 Ford Explorer that collided with a PennDOT Ford F-350. The name of the deceased SUV driver has still not been released, pending family notification.

Original story continues below.

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a fatal two-vehicle accident that occurred on Route 29 just north of the turnpike in Charlestown Township around 7 a.m. Wednesday.

The driver of a black Ford Explorer was killed in the crash. Police are withholding the identity of the deceased, pending next-of-kin notification.

The other vehicle involved in the crash was a PennDOT "crew cab," a heavy-duty pickup truck. The three passengers in the PennDOT truck have been taken to with unspecified, non-life-threatening injuries.

The SUV was headed south and the PennDOT truck was headed north when the crash occurred, according to Cpl. Weid of the PSP.

The road has been closed regularly from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. since May 2 for road work, according to a PennDOT worker at the scene.

State Police out of the Embreeville barracks are currently investigating the cause of the accident.


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