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Hometown crash victims identified

Published August 12. 2014 10:26AM

Those involved in a head-on collision 6:30 p.m. Monday in Hometown that sent six to the hospital have been identified.

Four of the vehicles' occupants were young children.

According to Sgt. Duane Frederick, Rush Township police, Kaitlynn Alsing, 21, Tamaqua was driving a Chrysler and turned onto Tide Road from Claremont Avenue when she entered the path of a Dodge driven by Dustin Dougherty, 19, Mcadoo.

Alsing was airlifted to a local trauma center. Passengers included children ages 2, 8, and 11. The children were taken to St Lukes Hospital - Miners Campus, Coaldale, for unknown injuries.

Dougherty and a one-year-old passenger also were taken to St. Lukes Hospital.

The crash took place at the intersection of Route 309 and Tide Road, near the entrance to the Walmart Supercenter.

Responding were Lehigh Valley Health System's MedEvac, Tamaqua Ambulance, Lehighton Ambulance, Tamaqua Rescue Squad, Ryan Township Emergency and Rescue, McAdoo Ambulance, Hometown Fire Company and Hometown Fire Police.

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