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UPDATED: Dump Truck Driver Dead After Swamp Road Crash

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UPDATED: 8:21 p.m., Monday:

The driver of the dump truck that crashed Monday morning passed away, police said.

The crash not only took out a utility pole but knocked power out for customers in the Swamp Road area.

Anyone with information on the crash has been asked to contact police via CrimeWatch.

Police said more information will be released Tuesday.

Original Story: 

A serious wreck involving a large dump truck shut down Swamp Road Monday afternoon.

The crash happened shortly before 11:30 a.m. by the Schofield Covered Bridge entrance to Tyler State Park along Swamp Road in Newtown Township.

The dump truck appeared to have left the roadway, struck a utility pole, and overturned. It ended up spilling some of its haul onto the roadway.

A van from the coroner’s office was on the scene. Immediate word on injuries was not released.

Swamp Road was blocked from Bucks County Community College to Twining Bridge Road as of 1:15 p.m. Tow trucks and PECO crews were on the scene along with police and firefighters.

Near the Swamp Road closure point at Twining Bridge Road, two men were on their phones and visibly upset looking toward the wreck.

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Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: Phone: 215-431-1001