Friday, May 26, 2017

Car driver dies after he crossed over the center line of Cherryville Road around a curve and collided with a Slatington Volunteer Fire Department truck in Allen Township, PA

A Slatington, PA firetruck early Friday collided with a car that crossed the centerline of Cherryville Road, killing the driver of the car, according to the Northampton County coroner.

The deceased driver was a male in his 20s, said Coroner Zachary Lysek. He said the truck with the Slatington Volunteer Fire Departrment was southbound and headed for routine maintenance when it was hit shortly after 7 a.m. by the northbound car at a curve in the roadway.

Firefighters, traffic police and paramedics arrived at the scene — about 2 miles north of Northampton — where the road winds through open fields in Allen Township. Emergency crews shut down Cherryville Road in the area of Kohls Road. Lysek arrived around 8 a.m.

The crash is about 100 yards north of Cihylik Farms and Greenhouses.

The crash site is the same area where a 60-year-old Whitehall Township woman was killed in a head-on crash on May 3, 2016.


ALLEN TWP., Pa. - Authorities in Northampton County said the victim of a fatal wreck in Allen Township on Friday crossed over the center line and collided with a Slatington Volunteer Fire Department truck.

The driver of the car was a man in his mid-20s who died at the scene shortly after 7 a.m., according to Northampton County Coroner Zach Lysek.

His car was driving north in the 4000 block of Cherryville Road when it reportedly crossed over the center line at a bend in the road and collided with the southbound fire truck, according to Lysek. The fire truck was headed out to be serviced.

Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched around 7:15 a.m. At least one injury has also been reported, but police have not provided information on the condition of fire truck driver.

Authorities closed Cherryville Road closed between Kohls Road and Locust Drive in neighboring Lehigh Township.