Motorist ejected, killed, after semi truck ‘fails to slow’

A motorist was killed in a multi-vehicle crash involving a semi truck during stop-and-go traffic on Wednesday. 

The accident occurred on October 21st at around 7:40 p.m. near Smithton, Pennsylvania. 

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 27-year-old Dillon W. Walton was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier in the left lane of eastbound Interstate 70 near exit 49 when traffic came to a stop. 

As the vehicles in the left lane came to a halt, an oncoming tractor trailer failed to slow down and crashed into the line of stopped traffic, directly striking Walton’s vehicle. The force of the impact ejected Walton from the car and caused him several blunt force injuries. He unfortunately succumbed to his wounds. 

Pennsylvania State Police are still investigating the incident.