READING, Pa. - A three-vehicle crash killed a Pennsylvania couple returning home with their daughter from her college graduation.
The graduate, a truck driver and a minivan driver with two teen passengers were hurt in Sunday afternoon's crash on Route 222 in Maidencreek Township, Berks County.
Police said Jay Good and his wife, D. Jean Good, were returning to Lititz with their daughter, Jacy Good, following her graduation from Muhlenberg College in Allentown when their station wagon slammed into a dairy truck.
The parents, both 58, were pronounced dead at the scene. Jacy Good, 21, who graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, had surgery at Reading Hospital and was listed in critical condition yesterday.
A dual major in German and international studies, she planned to work for Habitat for Humanity, in Brooklyn, N.Y., through the AmeriCorps program.
Her mother, Jean Good, worked as a language arts teacher at Ephrata Middle School.
Jean Good "was one of our finest and most dedicated educators . . . Jean will be deeply missed," said Superintendent Gerald Rosati. Jay Good worked at a foundry in Wrightsville.
Police identified the driver of the tractor-trailer as Joseph Leonardo Jr., 44, of Hamburg, and the driver of the minivan as Todd M. Whitt, 18, of Muhlenberg Township. Leonardo, Whitt and two teenagers in the minivan were treated in Reading Hospital, officials said.
Police said Leonardo, who was northbound in a Clover Farms Dairy truck, swerved at an intersection to avoid the westbound minivan, which had entered the truck's path.
The truck hit the minivan and then slammed head-on into the Goods' car. *