05 - 28 - 2010 US 322 closed after tractor-trailer accident in Juniata Co.
State Police will be filing charges against a driver of a tractor-trailer who fell asleep at the wheel while traveling west on US 322 in Fermanagh Twp., Juniata Co. early yesterday around 4:45am. Police say the semi drifted & struck the rear of another semi, then skidded to a stop in the median with its trailer sitting in the left lane. The driver of the semi that was hit was able to stop safely after being pushed by the other tractor-trailer for about 300 yards. Police say there was severe damage to the striking semi & its load of bottled liquor shifted & fell in front of the box trailer. The truck that was hit sustained severe rear-end damage & both drivers were taken to Lewistown Hospital for minor injuries. US 322 re-opened after the incident was cleared.