Coatesville man killed in Route 30 By­pass crash

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - FRONT PAGE - By Gin­ger Rae Dun­bar gdun­bar@21st-cen­tu­ry­media.com @GingerDun­bar on Twit­ter

One driver died Wed­nes­day night in a crash in­volv­ing a trac­tor-trailer and a car re­port­edly trav­el­ing the wrong way on the Route 30 By­pass, shut­ting down the east­bound lanes overnight, state po­lice said.

The crash oc­curred about 11 p.m. Wed­nes­day in the east­bound lanes on the By­pass, west of Route 113 in East Caln Town­ship, in the Down­ing­town area. Penn­syl­va­nia State Po­lice said Keith Al­lan Ream, 23, of Coatesville, the sole oc­cu­pant, was killed in the ac­ci­dent. State po­lice said the crash oc­curred when his ve­hi­cle, trav­el­ing west, col­lided head-on with a trac­tor trailer trav­el­ing east, and he was ejected fol­low­ing the im­pact of the crash. Ream was pro­nounced dead at the scene by the Ch­ester County Coroner’s Of­fice. State po­lice said Ream trav­eled

west­bound in his Hyundai sedan in the east­bound lanes. It was not im­me­di­ately known how he en­tered the west­bound lanes. The crash is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion by state po­lice.

The crash, along with a fuel spill, forced all traf­fic off the By­pass at the Route 322 Manor Av­enue exit into Down­ing­town. The west­bound lanes re­mained open. The east­bound lanes re­opened by 8:30 a.m. on Thursday.

State po­lice were as­sisted by the Down­ing­town Po­lice Depart­ment, Down­ing­town Fire Depart­ment con­sist­ing of Min­quas and Alert Fire Com­pa­nies, Thorn­dale Fire Com­pany, Min­quas EMS, fire po­lice, Pen­nDOT, Miller’s Tow­ing and Fling’s Tow­ing. State po­lice con­ducted the crash in­ves­ti­ga­tion in the east­bound lanes on the By­pass be­tween Routes 282 and 113.

PHOTO BY MARK J. WALSH/IRISHEYEZ PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

Penn­syl­va­nia State Po­lice said one driver died Wed­nes­day night at the scene when his car, trav­el­ing west in the east­bound lanes, col­lided head-on with a trac­tor-trailer that trav­eled east.

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