UPDATE: Interstate 78 westbound reopens in Upper Macungie after fatal accident

Interstate 78 heading west in Upper Macungie Township was closed for around three hours on Sunday afternoon due to a devastating event.

Dispatchers in Lehigh County reported that the road was shut down at Route 100 in order to allow first responders to attend to the accident at milepost 47.6, which was approximately 2 miles distant, at approximately 1:30 p.M. On Sunday.

The crash was reported by the state authorities to have included a truck and a car. The Lehigh County medical examiner was called to the scene.

The expressway reopened around 4:15 p.M.

  • The coroner was called to the scene of a crash...

    The coroner was called to the scene of a crash Sunday, July 23, 2023, that closed Interstate 78 west at Route 100 in Upper Macungie Township. State police said the crash involved a tractor-trailer and a car. (Rich Rolen/Special to The Morning Call)

  • The coroner was called to the scene of a crash...

    The coroner was called to the scene of a crash Sunday, July 23, 2023, that closed Interstate 78 west at Route 100 in Upper Macungie Township. State police said the crash involved a tractor-trailer and a car. (Rich Rolen/Special to The Morning Call)

  • The coroner was called to the scene of a crash...

    The coroner was called to the scene of a crash Sunday, July 23, 2023, that closed Interstate 78 west at Route 100 in Upper Macungie Township. State police said the crash involved a tractor-trailer and a car. (Rich Rolen/Special to The Morning Call)

  • The coroner was called to the scene of a crash...

    The coroner was called to the scene of a crash Sunday, July 23, 2023, that closed Interstate 78 west at Route 100 in Upper Macungie Township. State police said the crash involved a tractor-trailer and a car. (Rich Rolen/Special to The Morning Call)

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  • The coroner was called to the scene of a crash...

    The coroner was called to the scene of a crash Sunday, July 23, 2023, that closed Interstate 78 west at Route 100 in Upper Macungie Township. State police said the crash involved a tractor-trailer and a car. (Rich Rolen/Special to The Morning Call)

  • The coroner was called to the scene of a crash...

    The coroner was called to the scene of a crash Sunday, July 23, 2023, that closed Interstate 78 west at Route 100 in Upper Macungie Township. State police said the crash involved a tractor-trailer and a car. (Rich Rolen/Special to The Morning Call)

  • The coroner was called to the scene of a crash...

    The coroner was called to the scene of a crash Sunday, July 23, 2023, that closed Interstate 78 west at Route 100 in Upper Macungie Township. State police said the crash involved a tractor-trailer and a car. (Rich Rolen/Special to The Morning Call)

  • Due to the heavy traffic, firefighters had no choice but to reach the location on Heffner Road. In Weisenberg Township, a vehicle ignition occurred approximately one mile ahead on I-78 just before the collision occurred.

    Additional information regarding either incident was not accessible.

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