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Rear-end crash in Schuylkill

Published February 02. 2010 05:00PM

No one was injured in a rear-end crash that occurred about 5:50 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 1, along SR443 at Moyer's Station Road, in Wayne Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Christopher V. Wengert, 26, of Auburn, was stopped for a stop sign at the intersection in a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am when it was struck in the rear by a 1999 Subaru Impreza driven by Andrew J. Hechler, 22, of Tower City.

Troopers said Hechler was westbound and became distracted when the cap on the bottle of water he was drinking fell off and he reached down to pick it up and took his eyes off the road. Hechler applied his brakes but could not stop in time.

Damages were moderate to the Grand Am and minor to the Impreza, troopers said.

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