Mattress On Highway Causes Fiery Fatal Crash

YORK, Pa. (February 22, 2013)--A fiery chain reaction crash that happened after a mattress fell off a vehicle onto a Pennsylvania highway left one driver dead and two others injured.

The three-truck crash occurred Thursday afternoon on Interstate 83 in Manchester Township in York County, authorities said.

The drivers of two service trucks from a Dillsburg petroleum company slowed down because of the mattress.

A tractor-trailer slammed into the second service truck from behind, sending it smashing into the first service truck and causing a fire.

Police say the accident killed the second service truck's driver, Dillsburg resident Brian Jacobs.

The tractor-trailer driver was a man from Maine.

The driver of the first service truck was a man from Lewisberry.

They were both taken to a hospital.

Police say the driver of the vehicle that lost the mattress stopped and is cooperating with investigators.


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