UPPER CHICHESTER, Pa. (WTXF) - The major crash affecting drivers in Delaware County trying to get to I-95 was a deadly one. Route 322 eastbound is closed and it’s expected to stay that way throughout the morning rush hour.
The crash happened shortly after 5:30am on Route 322 eastbound in Upper Chichester. That's a busy road and popular way to get to I-95. Eastbound lanes are closed and only one westbound lane is getting by.
The medical examiner got to the scene to investigate after a jeep apparently t-boned an empty car carrier.
That tractor-trailer violently jackknifed, broke the concrete median barrier apart, and if you look closely the SUV is in the middle.
FOX 29's Steve Keeley reported crews had to use the jaws of life to remove the victim from the mangled jeep.
The tragedy happened in front of a business where big car carriers are always coming and going, both empty and full.
There were no street lights on the road near the scene. It was pitch black at the time of the crash.
Firefighters are on the scene, cleaning up a fuel spill from the street. Accident investigators are also there, recreating the scene.
FOX 29’s Bob Kelly says you’ll want to take Route 452 or Chichester Avenue to get to I-95.
If you exit I-95 for Route 322 westbound, then prepare for a delay.
322 EAST CLOSED , ALTERNATES FOR 95 pic.twitter.com/greiRCRSq8— Bob Kelly (@bobkellytraffic) February 16, 2017