Lebanon, PA – Vanessa Henner Killed in Fatal Truck Crash on Rte 72

Lebanon, PA – Vanessa Henner Killed in Fatal Truck Crash on Rte 72

Lebanon, PA (August 18, 2022) – A woman was killed in a fatal truck accident that took place on a major roadway in Lebanon on Wednesday afternoon, August 17.

According to local officials, the accident happened around 4:30 p.m. at 2900 Route 72. Police confirmed that a tractor-trailer and a Chevrolet Cavalier collided with each other due to reasons that are still under investigation. The two vehicles allegedly collided head-on, which caused extensive damage.

Several responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were called to the scene to help those in need. The Cavalier was driven by 25-year-old Vanessa Henner, who was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to her injuries sustained in the accident. The driver of the tractor-trailer was injured and was rushed to Hershey Medical Center by medical helicopter.

The roadway was blocked in several lanes of traffic for an extended period of time as police worked to clear the scene.

Pennsylvania State Police continue their investigation into the circumstances of the accident.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken in this accident.

Fatal Truck Accidents in Pennsylvania 

8/18 Lebanon, PA – Vanessa Henner Killed in Fatal Truck Crash on Rte 72Trucks are some of the largest vehicles on our roads in the entirety of Pennsylvania. In fact, these vehicles weigh tens of thousands of pounds, which makes truck accidents some of the most severe collisions that happen on our roads. In 2015, statistics showed that approximately 7,465 large truck accidents happened in Pennsylvania, with approximately 130 of these leading to fatalities. Losing a loved one in a truck accident can have a huge and lasting impact on every aspect of your life. If you and your family have sustained these losses, speaking with an attorney is in your best interests.

Facing the aftermath of a truck accident can be a difficult thing to do on your own. This is especially true if you have lost someone that you love in a truck crash. As you are grieving the loss of your loved one, you should not have to deal with the bills that pile up against you on your own. This can be a stressful time in your life that leaves you feeling alone and confused. You may be left with a wide array of questions that you cannot answer on your own. This is why you should speak with a knowledgeable Lebanon truck accident attorney that you can trust.

Our attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson are here to help you after you have lost someone you love in a fatal truck accident. We believe that you have every right to hold a responsible party liable for the harm that they have caused you in an accident. Our attorneys will assist you as you navigate the legal system and work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects, such as the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Loss of companionship and consortium
  • Funeral and burial expenses

Please do not hesitate to contact a truck accident attorney in Lebanon at (215) 731-9900 to find out how we can assist you at this time.

Note: Independent sources were used to create this post including news stories, witness statements, social media posts, and first-hand accounts about the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident that are represented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you find incorrect information or would like the post to be removed, please contact us immediately.  We will correct the inaccurate information or will remove the post completely.

Disclaimer: As a well-respected member of the community, we at Edelstein, Martin & Nelson strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who drives on our roads and highways. We are always saddened by these accidents but hope that, through awareness members of our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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