A Palmerton man was killed when his pickup truck crashed this morning along Smith Gap Road in Eldred Township, Monroe County. The crash occurred about 2 a.m. State police at Lehighton said David A. Smiley, 45, was operating a 1997 Ford F150 pickup eastbound, just west of the Carbon County line, when he lost control for unknown reasons. The truck went onto the berm and struck a snow embankment which caused the truck to roll over. Smiley was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers indicated speed was a factor in the crash. Reportedly, Smiley was partially ejected. Responding to the scene were volunteers from the Aquashicola and Kunkletown fire companies. The road was closed for several hours.
Palmerton man killed
Friday, February 4, 2011