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One killed in rear-end crash at Rt. 61

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a fatal crash along Route 61 just south of Orwigsburg the crash occurred just after 11 a.m. at the intersection of Route 61 and Brick Hill road. It appeared several cars traveling south on Route 61 were stopped at the traffic light when they were rear ended by a pickup.

The force of the impact drove one car several hundred feet before coming to rest on an embankment with the pickup still embedded in the rear of the car.

At least one person in the car was killed in the incident. The southbound lanes of Route 61 are closed.