Carbon man hit at crash site dies
He died as he had lived. Helping anyone who needed him.
Forty-nine-year-old Lloyd Musick was driving along Route 309 in Lynn Township to go pick up his son Brandon from Lehigh Carbon Technical Institute on Tuesday night when he came upon a crash involving two cars and a truck.
Musick, of Summit Hill, stopped to help, and while he was standing with two other people near the rolled-over truck, he was struck and killed by a minivan.
He was pronounced dead shortly thereafter at Lehigh Valley Hospital — Cedar Crest. The other two were injured and were taken for medical assistance.
Police have not released information on the van or the other crash.
“There are no words,” said Brandon. “You just gotta smile and get through it.”
He added, “He would do anything for anybody. That’s just how he was. He was a true character and my best friend. I went to him for everything. He was my right hand man.”
Musick had worked the last three years as a motor route driver for the Times News. He had serviced 300 customers.
He had also been a Summit Hill firefighter since 1991, his son said.
“Lloyd was a good family man,” said Fire Chief Shawn Hoben. “He reached out to kids other than his own.”
Accolades and prayers were posted on the Times News page.
Kevin Dyckman described Musick as “a great hardworking man and a role model to all of us.”
Vicki Bush knew him as a “wonderful cheery man.” She said she had “the privilege of knowing him from delivering our papers at work.”
Debbie Staffer cautioned about the road where 309 meets Mountain Road. “That’s a terrible stretch of road.”
Musick’s daughter Kaitlyn defined her father as a “firefighter, a husband, a father, a brother. And a friend to anyone who needed one.”
She added that he was a “proud pappy” who was “caring with a big sense of humor.”
The Musick family has set up a fund for funeral expenses. Donations can be made on GoFundMe — “Funeral Expenses for Lloyd Musick.”