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Schuylkill woman dies in crash

Published December 15. 2011 05:01PM

A Schuylkill County woman was killed when her vehicle ran into the rear of a tow truck hauling a truck tractor.

State police at Fracvkille said Laurie Wolfgang, of Joliett, Tremont Township, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox southbound on Interstate 81 in Butler Township, about 6:25 p.m. on Tuesday when her vehicle struck the rear of a 1987 Autocar wrecker that was towing a Kenworth truck tractor. The driver of the wrecker was identified as David Allen Channell, of Parson, W. Va. He was not injured.

Wolfgang was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers said the investigation into the crash is continuing and ask anyone who might have witnessed it to call them at (570)-874-5300.

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