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Area driver in Lehigh crash

Published October 16. 2013 05:00PM

An area driver was cited after being involved in a crash in Lehigh County. State police at Fogelsville said the accident occurred about 2:51 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15, along SR309 in Lynn Township.

Troopers said Robert G. Bankes, 72, of Barnesville, was driving a 2009 Buick Lacrosse northbound, just north of Loy Road, when he crossed into the southbound lane and struck a 2005 Freightliner Century tractor with trailer operated by Sherman Overton, 57, of Philadelphia. After impact the Buick came to rest on the northbound shoulder and the tractor along the southbound shoulder.

Bankes and his passenger, Sandra A. Bankes, 69, same address, and Overton, were all not injured.

Troopers said the Buick was towed from the scene. Troopers cited Bankes for driving on the right side of the road.

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