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Five-vehicle crash probed in Lehigh

Published April 03. 2012 05:01PM

State police at Fogelsville reported investigating a five-vehicle, rear-end crash about 2:50 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, in the area of 4450 Hamilton Blvd., in Lower Macungie Township.

Troopers said Douglas Paul Snoddy, 55, of Macungie, operating a 2010 Chevrolet van, was northbound when he came upon a line of vehicles which were stopped for a red traffic signal.

Snoddy failed to stop and his vehicle struck the rear of a 2009 Nissan Altima driven by Elizabeth Clyde, 53, of Walnutport, that was pushed into the rear of a 2009 Honda Fit driven by John G. Kacmarcik Jr., 54, of Allentown, which was pushed into a 1992 Buick Century operated by Violet Wisneski, 68, of Allentown, which was pushed into the rear of a 2008 Ford Escape driven by F.E. Bartholomew, 71, of Allentown.

Clyde and Kacmarcik were injured and taken to the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, for evaluation, troopers said. No one else was reported injured.

Damages were disabling to the Honda, Buick and Nissan and minor to the Chevrolet and Ford. Troopers cited Snoddy for a vehicle code violation.

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