Route 30 reopens after wrong-way crash near Lancaster

Lancaster

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – The driver of a dark-colored SUV traveled the wrong direction on Route 30 before crashing head-on into another vehicle Tuesday morning in Manheim Township, police said.

The westbound SUV entered Route 30 eastbound in East Lampeter Township and traveled a significant distance in the wrong direction, police said.

Officers were responding to 911 calls about the wrong-way driver just after 8 a.m. when additional calls reported several crashes between Walnut Street and Route 222.

The wrong-way driver crashed near the Route 23 interchange. At least two people were taken to hospitals for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Manheim Township police said they were working with Lancaster police and East Lampeter Township police to determine the total number of crashes and vehicles involved.

County Commissioner Josh Parsons reported 11 vehicles were involved.

Route 30 eastbound was closed for more than two hours. Traffic was moving again by 10:45 a.m.

No additional details were immediately released.

Anyone who witnessed the incident should call the Manheim Township police at 717-569-6401.

(Photo credit: Manheim Township Ambulance Association)

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