Saturday, December 29, 2012
Two teenagers were killed early Saturday and two others injured including a Lower Macungie girl
A car slammed into a utility pole on Race Street in Catasauqua early Saturday killing two teenagers and injuring two including Paige Esterly, 17, of Pine Grove Circle in Lower Macungie Township, according to a Lehigh Valley Live report. Esterly was taken to St. Luke’s University Hospital in Fountain Hill for treatment. The teens killed were, according to a Lehigh County coroner's report: They died as a result of blunt force trauma around 6:15 a.m., the coroner said. The Catasauqua police department is investigating. Police believe speed was a factor in the crash, according to a WFMZ report. Also, alcohol bottles were found at the scene.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Township Manager Dan DeLong tells Upper Milford Supervisors that Buckeye Road will probably remain closed for a while following Sunday night's fatal accident, fuel spill.
Township Manager Dan DeLong told the Upper Milford Board of Supervisors at Monday night’s meeting that Buckeye Road likely will remain closed through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The road has been shut down since a Sunday night collision between a fuel tanker truck and a passenger car that left a Macungie man dead and resulted in 2,500 gallons of fuel oil spilling onto the roadway. Cleanup efforts are under way, and large quantities of contaminated soil have been and continue to be removed under the supervision of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), DeLong reported. “They’re doing as much as they can do,” he said. “It’s a major problem.” Supervisor Robert Sentner emphasized that Buckeye Road is a state road under the …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Upper Milford Township Manager Dan DeLong says the township is waiting to hear from the Department of Environmental Protection on how long Buckeye Road will remain closed following a fatal accident and large diesel fuel spill Sunday night.
Upper Milford Township is waiting for answers from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) about the extent of cleanup that needs to be done along Buckeye Road following a fatal accident and large diesel fuel spill, according to Township Manager Dan DeLong. Buckeye Road in Upper Milford Township has been closed since a car collided with a diesel fuel truck Sunday night, killing a Macungie man and dumping approximately 2,500 gallons of fuel oil on the roadway. “It’s a mess out there,” DeLong said, describing trenches along both sides of the road ranging from 4- to 12-feet deep. The contractors hired by the DEP have been removing the contaminated soil, DeLong explained, and yesterday were expected to make a determination as to …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Two pedestrians were killed when Caitlyn Clark, 26, of Nazareth lost control of her SUV Monday afternoon and crashed into a LANTA bus stop in Hanover Township, Lehigh County.
A Nazareth woman was behind the wheel of a sport-utility vehicle that careened into a bus stop -- killing two pedestrians -- in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, according to Pennsylvania State Police. Angel Bosch, 28, of Easton, died at a hospital after the 3:26 p.m. crash near the Lehigh Valley International Airport, according to a report in The Express-Times. Elias Tabarani, 51, of Allentown, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say Caitlyn Clark, 26, of Nazareth, was traveling east on Race Street when, for unknown reasons, she lost control of her 1996 Nissan Pathfinder. As Clark approached the Cascade Drive intersection, according to police, she drove onto a grassy area, struck a utility pole and, lastly, hit four men waiting at a …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Memorial contributions sought for her three children.
Friday, June 22, 2012
A memorial service was held on Wednesday at Mann-Slonaker Funeral Home, East Greenville for Brandi L. Kralik, 41, of Chestnut Street, Emmaus. Kralik died June 13 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was the wife of Michael J. Kralik celebrating nine years of marriage on May 24, 2012. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of Mary Lou (Marks) Stoneback and her husband, David of Red Hill and Dale Cathers and his companion, Sharon Haas of Pennsburg. She was a waitress at Pennsburg Diner for the past 13 years and had attended Upper Perkiomen High School. She loved her children and the ACC Dance Studio where they went. Surviving along with her husband, mother, father and step-parents are 3 children, Ciera Destiny Bellesfield…
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Patch readers say they would have stopped to help at last week's fatal crash in front of Lower Macungie Middle School
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Thursday, June 21, 2012
Patch asked our readers what they would have done if they were behind last Wednesday's car accident in front of Lower Macungie Middle School that left an Emmaus woman dead and five others injured. An eyewitness who stopped to help told us at least two other drivers did u-turns to get away from the crash scene 41-year-old Brandi Kralik of Emmaus was pronounced dead at the scene after a van collided with her Grand Am. Patch users posted 22 comments responding to our question of whether they would have stopped to help. Here are some of the responses: Jennifer: I was in her situation 9 years ago, but because of a fast-acting bystander, the EMS were able to get me out of the crushed car 45 minutes later before I bled to death in my seat. Lanya…
Friday, June 15, 2012
Emmaus resident who witnessed the fatal crash on Lower Macungie Road on Wednesday says many men and women stepped up to assist until emergency vehicles arrived.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Editor's Note: I received the following statement via email last night regarding the fatal accident on Lower Macungie Road on Wednesday. It is published here, with the writer's permission, in its entirety. -Jennifer Marangos, Editor, Emmaus Patch I was a witness to the crash yesterday on Lower Macungie Rd... As soon as it registered in my mind what was happening in front of me, I pulled over to the side of the road and called 911. I was out of my car speaking w/ the operator looking for the name of the school as I was unfamiliar with the name of the road. And explained that it was serious they needed to send help immediately! I cautiously approached the woman in the pontiac and told her that help was on the way. She was crying in pain but …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Three adults and two children sustained moderate to major injuries, police say.
The head-on crash that killed an Emmaus woman Wednesday also seriously injured five others. Brandi Kralik, 41, of 920 Chestnut St., was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash that occurred just after 3 p.m. on Lower Macungie Road directly in front of Lower Macungie Middle School. Judith Lynn Perrin, 67, and Kristine Lynn Perrin, 42, both of Lower Macungie, and an unnamed 10-year-old boy all sustained major injuries, according to Pennsylvania State Police at Fogelsville. Additionally, Ciera Destiny Bellsfield, 19, and an unnamed 16-year-old boy received moderate injuries, police said. All were taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest for treatment, they said. According to police, Judith Perrin was traveling west on Lower Macungie Road…