Coroner releases name of truck driver killed in I-83 pileup
The York County Coroner's Office has identified the truck driver killed Monday afternoon when a snow squall and near-whiteout conditions caused a 50-vehicle pileup on Interstate 83 southbound.
Juan Ramos, 46, of Woodbridge, Virginia, died of multiple injuries, according to York County Coroner Pam Gay, who has ruled the death accidental.
Ramos was driving a truck for Taylor Farms, which is based in Annapolis Junction, Maryland, according to Gay's office.
State police said the crash happened at 1:34 p.m. and involved 40 passenger vehicles and 10 trucks and other commercial vehicles.
Drivers began slowing in the area because of poor visibility, and crashes ensued, officials said.
Ramos crashed into a truck that was in front of him, and his truck was then struck from behind by other vehicles, Gay said.
He was wearing a seat belt, according to the coroner, who said Ramos was pronounced dead at the scene.
State police reported that numerous people suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Six ambulances transported patients to York and Memorial hospitals, according to a York County 911 supervisor.
Elderly passengers were ferried off the highway by Rabbit Transit buses, according to state police.