Two killed in Sil­verdale ac­ci­dent

News-Herald (Perkasie, PA) - - FRONT PAGE - By Bob Keeler

Mary E. Dodds, 49, of Dam­son Lane, North Wales, and Stacy Byrne, 32, of Prospect Av­enue, Croy­don, were killed in an ac­ci­dent in which Byrne’s ve­hi­cle was hit from be­hind by Dodds’ ve­hi­cle as Byrne was stopped for a red light on Bar­ringer Av­enue (Route 152) at Main Street (Route 113) in Sil­verdale about 5:20 p.m. Nov. 24, Hill­town Town­ship Po­lice De­part­ment said.

Both were pro­nounced dead at the scene, po­lice said.

Ian Byrne, 34, Stacy Byrne’s hus­band and a pas­sen­ger in the Byrne ve­hi­cle, was taken to Le­high Val­ley Hospi­tal with non-life-threat­en­ing in­juries, po­lice said.

An in­ves­ti­ga­tion is con­tin­u­ing, but it is be­lieved speed was a ma­jor fac­tor in the ac­ci­dent, po­lice said.

The Toy­ota Camry Dodds was driv­ing was trav­el­ing at a high rate of speed when it hit the Chevro­let Cava­lier driven by Byrne, po­lice said.

The force of the ac­ci­dent shoved the Cava­lier across the in­ter­sec­tion where it sideswiped a util­ity pole and hit a cloth­ing col­lec­tion bin, po­lice said. The Camry con­tin­ued across the in­ter­sec­tion, hit a large rock, was vaulted into the air and hit numer­ous sheds at a shed busi­ness, po­lice said.

The road was closed for about three-and-a-half hours fol­low­ing the ac­ci­dent, po­lice said.

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The Hill­town de­part­ment cov­ers Sil­verdale.

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