Denver woman dead after crash in Berks County

BERKS COUNTY — A Denver woman has died after a crash on a section of the PA Turnpike in Berks County.

Sandra Wummer, 61, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

The crash occurred as traffic was slowing to around 10 MPH for an upcoming work zone right lane closure.

The first vehicle involved was traveling in the right hand lane at a high rate of speed.

That vehicle hit Wummer’s vehicle in the rear as it was attempting to slow down.

Wummer’s vehicle was forced to the left and hit the rear of another vehicle that was forced to strike a fourth vehicle.

One of the other drivers suffered only a minor injury in the collision.

PREVIOUSLY: The eastbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike are closed by a fatal crash in the area of the Reading Interchange to Morgantown, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Pennsylvania State Police say a 61-year-old woman is deceased.

One other person was injured and taken to the hospital.

The four-vehicle crash occurred at 10:20 a.m. and the coroner reportedly arrived on the scene at 11:50 a.m., according to PennDOT.

The following detour is in effect: take US Route 222 south (5 miles) to US Route 322 east (6.5 miles) to PA Route 23 east (15 miles) to PA Route 10 north (1 mile).  Re-enter at Morgantown Interchange #298.

The accident is still under investigation.