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Crashes probed

Published September 24. 2013 05:00PM

State police at Lehighton reported investigating several crashes.

Troopers are investigating a hit and run accident that occurred along Forest St., in Towamensing Township, Carbon County, on Sept. 14 about 1:17 a.m.

Troopers said a all terrain vehicle (ATV) was traveling westbound when it left the road and struck a concrete mailbox post along the north shoulder. The ATV was last seen being loaded onto a pickup truck by four unidentified individuals and removed from the scene.

A crash was reported about 12:54 p.m. on Sept. 15 at the intersection of Silver Spring and Molasses Valley roads, in Polk Township, Monroe County.

Troopers said Maida Marinaro, 59, of East Stroudsburg, driving a 1997 Chevrolet Lumina, attempted to make a left trun onto Molasses from Silver Spring and pulled into the path of a 2008 Ford Ranger driven by Ryan Bowers, 25, of Kresgeville, and a collision occurred.

No one was injured and both vehicles were driven from the scene.

A crash occurred about 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 19 along Ross Road, in Ross Township, Monroe County. Troopers said a 17-year-old male from Saylorsburg, was operating a 2008 Honda Civic at a high rate of speed southbound and negotiating a right hand curve. He lost control of the car which spun sideways and overturned three times before coming to rest on its roof along the east shoulder.

The teen was not injured but damages to the vehicle were termed major. The teen was cited for driving a vehicle at a (un) safe speed.

A one vehicle crash occurred about 4:04 p.m. on Sept. 20 along Forest Inn Road, in Towamensing Township. Troopers said Joyce Fronheiser, 90, of Palmerton, was driving a 2010 Honda northbound when she drove off the left side and struck a concrete wall. Fronheiser sustained minor injuries, troopers said, but did not indicate if she required medical attention.

A accident occurred about 10:20 p.m. on Sept. 21 along SR248 in Bowmanstown, Carbon County. Troopers said Katelynn M. Solt, 20, of Lehighton, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt eastbound and driving too fast on the wet road when she lost control. The car struck the center median and became disabled, troopers said.

Solt and her passenger, Kyle Heine, 18, of Weissport, were not injured. Troopers cited Solt for driving on roadways laned for traffic.

A hit and run was reported on Sept. 22. A vehicle damaged the front bumper of the vehicle of Robert Shupp Sr., 60, of 280 Turkey Ridge Ave., in Polk Township, Monroe County, while parked at his residence. The incident occurred sometime between midnight and 6 a.m.

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