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Crashes probed

Published August 02. 2012 05:01PM

State police at Lehighton reported on the following crashes investigated by troopers recently.

A two vehicle rear-end type crash occurred about 9:49 a.m. on July 28 along SR209 ((Interchange Road), in Polk Township, Monroe County. Troopers said Jeremy M. Westwood, 25, of Summit Hill, driving a 2006 Chevrolet HHR, and Douglas J. Nothstein, 31, of Lehighton, operating a 2005 Dodge Ram truck, were northbound when Nothstein stopped abruptly for a vehicle that had suddenly stopped in front of him.

Westwood was unable to stop in time and the front of his vehicle hit the rear of the truck. Westwood and passengers Christina Zver, 25, Jeremy Westwood Jr., 1, and Paul Westwood, 6, all of Summit Hill, and Nothstein, were all not injured.

Troopers cited Westwood for following too closely.

A one vehicle crash occurred about 11:05 a.m. on July 27 along Memorial Drive, in Polk Township. Troopers said Joshua S. Warner, 20, of Kunkletown, was operating a 1995 Honda Accord eastbound when his car went off the road and crashed head-on into two trees.

Warner and passenger, Kyle A. Warner, 22, also of Kunkletown, were not injured. The vehicle had to be towed from the scene.

The driver was cited for careless driving.

A two vehicle hit and run crash was reported about 9:30 p.m. on July 26 at the intersection of Old Route 115 and Evergreen Road, in Ross Township, Monroe County. Troopers said Dennis J. Erb, 60, of Saylorsburg, was driving a 1993 Chevrolet Corvette eastbound on 115 and attempting to make a left turn onto Evergreen Road. Troopers said another vehicle was eastbound on Evergreen and attempting a right turn onto 115 when the vehicle crashed into the left side of the Corvette.

After impact the other driver fled southbound on 115. The hit and run vehicle is described as being a dark in color Sports Utility Vehicle with front end damage.

Erb was not injured and he was able to drive his vehicle from the scene, troopers said.

Troopers investigated a one vehicle crash about 2 p.m. on July 25 along SR209, near Smith Drive, in Polk Township. Troopers said Lorraine F. Leib, 66, of Kunkletown, was operating a 2010 Toyota Prius when she fell asleep at the wheel. The vehicle left the road and struck a utility pole.

Leib was injured and taken to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, by West End ambulance.

She was cited for careless driving.

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