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Crashes probed

Published May 04. 2012 05:01PM

State police at Lehighton reported on several crashes investigated by troopers, including a hit and run and other one in which the driver was seriously injured.

At 12:10 a.m. on Sunday, April 29, a crash occurred along SR209 in Polk Township, Monroe County. Troopers said Emily M. Stanaway, 18, of Effort, was driving a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta northbound and cresting the top of a hill when the vehicle went onto the shoulder for unknown reasons.

The vehicle then struck a large tree. Stanaway sustained a major injury, troopers said, and was flown by PennStar helicopter to St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill.

The hit and run was reported on April 23 about 1 p.m. at 1450 Fireline Road, in Palmerton. Troopers said a Ford sedan was driven southbound when it struck the parked Pontiac Bonneville of Robert Bulishak, of Palmerton, along the right side of the road. After impact the driver fled the scene.

The hit and run car is believed to be silver in color, and should have a side view mirror missing from the passenger side, and the front passenger side hub cap is either missing or partially off the vehicle.

A crash was reported about 8:20 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, along Old Route 115, in the area of Briar Lane, in Ross Township, Monroe County. Troopers said Latonya Y. Burpo, 41, of Saylorsburg, driving a 1994 Volvo 850 Turbo, attempted an illegal turn which resulted in her vehicle striking a 2006 Subaru Forester driven by Mary E. Lindauer, 65, of Stroudsburg. No injuries were reported.

Troopers said charges are pending.

A crash was reported at 2:30 a.m. on Sunday in the area of 668 Behrens Road, in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County. Troopers said Samuel J. Heydt, 36, of Penn Forest Township, was driving a 1997 Hyundai Elantra northbound when he lost control of the vehicle, which left the road and struck a tree.

No injuries were reported.

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