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4 Hurt in Head-on Lower Macungie Crash, Police Say

Whitehall driver missed curve and crossed center line causing accident, troopers say.

Four people were injured Thursday when a sport-utility vehicle missed a curve and crashed into another SUV head-on in Lower Macungie Township, according to police.

Three of the four victims were moderately hurt, while the fourth received minor injuries, according to state police at Fogelsville.

Lloyd H. Diviney, 60, of Whitehall Township was driving his Chevrolet Blazer southbound on Mill Creek Road at 8:39 a.m., police said. He crossed the center line after failing to negotiate a slight turn and collided with a Toyota Highlander driven by Ann L. Neitz, 73, of Emmaus. Diviney was slightly hurt, while Neitz received moderate injuries. The accident occurred on a stretch of Mill Creek Road between Lower Macungie Road and Hamilton Boulevard.

Two of Neitz's passengers, Lois Sandum, 72, of Macungie and Jane P. Warmkessel, 88, of Emmaus also were moderately hurt, police said.

All four victims were taken an area hospital by Macungie Ambulance Corps, police said.

Diviney's Blazer received heavy front-end and driver-side damage, police said. The Neitz Highlander received heavy front-end damage. Both required towing.

Diviney was charged with driving at an unsafe speed, police said.

KilgoreTrout September 29, 2012 at 02:29 PM
Was this on the section that was just lowered to 25 mph? Too many folks lose it going fast on those turns, and on Willow right after the bridge (going south)
Mariella Savidge September 29, 2012 at 09:49 PM
Excellent point about a stretch of road that has been of concern. However, a further check of the police report shows that this is a stretch of Mill Creek Road that is between Lower Macungie Road and Hamilton Boulevard rather than Lower Macungie and Spring Creek. That has now been added to the story and better pinpoints the location.

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