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Pen Argyl man killed in Lehigh Township crash

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    COPYRIGHT LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

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    COPYRIGHT LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Published November 02. 2018 12:39PM

A Northampton County man has been identified as the victim in a fatal crash Friday morning in Lehigh Township.

The crash that claimed the life of Richard Bowman, 76, of Pen Argyl, happened just after 5 a.m. on Route 248 at the Route 873 intersection.

Lehigh Township Police said a Kenworth tractor-trailer was traveling eastbound on Route 248 when a gray Dodge Grand Caravan, driven by Bowman, attempted to turn onto Route 873 from Route 248 westbound. The caravan drove into the path of the rig at the routes 248-873 intersection.

Bowman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the truck was Ryan Roberts, 32, of Duryea, who was driving for Northeast Cartage LLC of Shavertown.

According to a witness, the eastbound traffic of Route 248 had a green light when the crash occurred.

The Lehigh Township Police Crash Reconstruction Team and Motor Carrier Inspector were called to the scene.

The police department was assisted by Lehigh Township Fire Department and Lehigh Township Fire Police.

The investigation, including a post inspection of the tractor-trailer is ongoing.

 

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