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Two injured in Franklin Twp. crash

Two people were injured, one seriously, in a violent crash Friday afternoon in Franklin Township. The incident occurred just after 2 p.m. in the southbound lanes of Route 209 involving a sport utility vehicle and a motorcycle. The biker was traveling south when the crash occurred. The victim was treated at the scene by Lehighton paramedics before being transported to a nearby trauma center. An occupant of the SUV was also injured. Franklin township fire police have the south bound lanes shut down. Franklin township police are investigating the incident. COPYRIGHT LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS