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Local residents in Lehigh crashes

Published November 08. 2019 07:56AM

State police at Fogelsville reported investigating the following crashes on Lehigh County roads.

• A two-vehicle crash, was reported at 7:51 a.m. on Oct. 23 along Interstate 78 in Upper Saucon Township. Troopers said Adriana E. Traube, 27, of Catasauqua, was eastbound driving a 2011 Mazda 3 when her vehicle rear-ended a 2018 Chevrolet Express driven by Larry D. Hontz, 60, of Slatington, who had slowed down for traffic ahead of him.

No one was injured. Troopers cited Traube for driving a vehicle at a unsafe speed.

• A one-vehicle crash occurred at 11:36 a.m. on Oct. 27 along Route 309 in Lynn Township. Troopers said Derek M. Bennett, 18, of Andreas, was driving a 2003 Chrysler Sebring southbound and around a right hand curve while downhill when he lost control. His vehicle traveled across the northbound lanes and struck an embankment along the right shoulder, causing it to roll over onto its roof, coming to final rest against some trees.

Bennett and his passenger, a 13-year-old boy from Andreas, were not injured. The vehicle was towed. Troopers cited Bennett for driving a vehicle at a unsafe speed.

• A Monroe County driver is facing charges following a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 9 p.m. on Saturday along Kings Highway Road in Upper Milford Township. Troopers said Travis R. Spencer, 39, of Pocono Lake, was driving a 1997 Hyundai Accent northbound when the front passenger side tire struck a pothole. After striking the pothole Spencer noticed the passenger side front tire was flat. The front passenger side tire subsequently came off the vehicle. Spencer continued to drive on the wheel studs until the front passenger side bumper made contact with a ditch.

When troopers arrived they found a open beer container on the front passenger side floor. Spencer left the scone and was located the next day. The vehicle was towed from the scene. As a result troopers said Spencer has been charged with accidents involving damage to unattended property, restriction of alcoholic beverages, duty to give information and render aid, abandonment of vehicles and driving on the right side of the road.

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