Man killed in ooute 309 crash in Hatfield
A Quakertown man was killed and a woman hurt in a vehicle crash on ooute 309 LQ HDWfiHld TRwQVKLS TKuUVday morning.
Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Walter Hofman LdHQWLfiHd WKH PDQ NLllHd DV Nathaniel oocque, 25, of Quakertown. Hofman said TKuUVdDy DfWHUQRRQ WKDW oocque died at the scene from injuries suffered in the accident, the cause of which is still under investigation.
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Any eyewitnesses are DVNHd WR FDll HDWfiHld TRwQVKLS SRlLFH’V HLgKwDy SDfHWy UQLW DW 215- 855-0903, ext. 3.
A Hatfield Township officer takes photographs as a medical helicopter approaches a landing area near the scene of a three-vehicle crash Thursday that killed a driver on Route 309.
Rescue crews work at the scene of a fatal crash Thursday morning on Route 309 near Trewigtown Road in Hatfield Township.