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Monroe driver in Lehigh crash

Published October 06. 2011 05:01PM

A Monroe County driver was involved in a two vehicle crash in Lehigh County. State police at Fogelsville said the crash occurred about 8:22 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2, along SR29 at the intersection with Lower Macungie Road, in Lower Macungie Township.

Troopers said Celia K. Montalto, 18, of Emmaus, was driving a 1997 Volkswagen Jetta eastbound and downhill on Lower Macungie Road and approaching the intersection with SR29. At the intersection Montalto began braking for a red traffic signal but due to wet road conditions she could not stop her vehicle and it went past the red light and into the southbound lanes of 29.

Her vehicle was then struck by a 2004 Hyundai Elantra driven by Billie J. Kwatkoski, 22, of Albrightsville. Kwatkoski sustained a minor injury and was taken to the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene.

Troopers said Montalto was cited for driving a vehicle at a (un) safe speed.

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