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Amber Alert

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Man injured slightly in Route 365 tractor-trailer accident

A tractor-trailer driver was injured slightly Friday morning when his rig left the roadway after he tried to retrieve papers off the floor, according to state police at Marcy. Troopers said Ryan N. Koehler, 20, of Mertztown, Pa., was driving a Werner Enterprises tractor-trailer west on Route 365 around 8:18 a.m. when the truck left the north shoulder of the road, traveled down a slight embankment and through a stream before striking several small trees.

Koehler sustained a minor injury to his leg, troopers said. Koehler said he was reaching for some papers on the floor when he lost control, troopers said.

Both lanes of Route 365 west in the vicinity of the Lawrence Street exit were closed for about a half hour.

Koehler was issued a ticket for speed not reasonable and prudent.Source