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Coroner releases name of truck driver killed in I-83 pileup

Liz Evans Scolforo
505-5429/@LizScolforoYD

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.

A multiple-vehicle accident on southbound Interstate 83 north of the Loganville exit closed the highway Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. John A. Pavoncello photo

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.