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Carbon crash

Published October 08. 2012 05:03PM

State police at Lehighton reported investigating a two vehicle crash about 12:35 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, along SR209 in Towamensing Township, Carbon County.

Troopers said Verna E. Detrick, 69, of Reeders, was driving a 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser northbound when she collided into a southbound 2005 Honda operated by Kelly B. Hunter, 45, of Effort. Upon impact the Honda engine caught fire. The fire was extinguish by personnel of the nearby Country View Diner.

Detrick and Hunter were not injured. A passenger with Detrick, Patricia A. Strausser, 72, of Reeders, sustained a minor injury and was taken to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg. Another passenger, Marian Singer, of Stroudsburg, was not injured.

Troopers said witnesses observed Detrick making a left turn into the diner parking lot in front of Hunter. She was cited for improper left turn.

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