WILLIAMSPORT - Traffic on southbound Interstate 81 near Williamsport was rerouted for about three hours Saturday morning while rescue crews worked to free a man from a tractor-trailer involved in a minor accident on the Potomac River bridge.
Maryland State Police said in a written release that about 9:14 a.m., Jeffrey Reardon, 52, of Texarkana, Texas, was slowing down a 2003 Peterbilt tractor-trailer for stalled traffic in front of him when a 2001 Freightliner tractor-trailer rear-ended him.
The driver of the Freightliner, Felix Quintanilla, 48, of Union City, N.J., was charged with failing to control speed to avoid a collision, police said.
Both drivers were wearing their seat belts, police said.
A passenger who was in a sleeper bunk in the Freightliner was thrown out of the bunk on impact and was trapped in the truck for about 30 minutes until rescue crews freed him, police said.