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Coroner responds to overturned box truck in Lancaster County

A box truck overturned on Lititz Pike in Manheim Township around 4:00 a.m. on June 9.

LANCASTER, Pa. — Update, 11:55 a.m.: Manheim Township Police say a 33-year-old Ephrata man that was operating the box truck died in the crash, which occurred at 4:11 a.m. on the 2000 block of Lititz Pike.

The truck left the roadway on the eastern side, struck two utility poles, a stone wall, and a fire hydrant before flipping onto the driver's side, police say.

The driver, whom police have not yet identified, needed to be extracted from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene by members of the Lancaster County Coroner's Office.

The road was closed for several hours while police investigated. It is currently back open, but utility crews are working to install new utility poles, according to police.

The crash remains under investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact the Manheim Township Police Department 717-569-6401.

Previously

The coroner has responded to the scene of an overturned box truck in Lancaster County.

Around 4:00 a.m. on June 9, the truck overturned on Lititz Pike in the area of the intersection with Golf Road in Manheim Township.

A power line was also taken down in the crash.

There is no word on how many people were injured in the crash.

Emergency crews are advising for drivers to avoid the area as they clear the scene. The road is expected to be closed for an extended period.

This is a developing story. FOX43 has a crew on the scene, and we will provide updates as they become available.

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