Man killed in ooute 309 crash in Hat­field

North Penn Life - - Front Page - By Dan Sokil dsokil@jour­nal­reg­is­

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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Po­lice said oocque, the dULvHU Rf D UHd TRyRWD CRrolla head­ing north­bound on 309, drifted for some rea­son into the inside south­bound lane, where his car was hit head-on by a sil­ver Subaru Forester head­ing south­bound.

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TKH SubDUu dULvHU wDV WKHQ flRwQ WR WKH HRVSLWDl of the Univer­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia for treat­ment of un­known in­juries by a Pen­nSWDU PHdLFDl KHlLFRSWHU WKDW lDQdHd RQ WKH FlRVHd SRUWLRQ of 309.

AV VKH wDV UHVFuHd, SRlLFH SlDFHd SLHFHV Rf WKH Subaru’s roof and doors on the grassy curb in front of U-Haul Self Stor­age and Bergey’s Chevro­let near the ac­ci­dent scene. Both cars came to rest fac­ing south af­ter the ac­ci­dent, the SUs in the south­bound lane and WKH TRyRWD LQ WKH FHQWHU WuUQ lane, with de­bris from both scat­tered across three lanes of road­way.

A third driver of a gold hia SUs in­volved in the ac­ci­dent was not hurt, ac­cordLQg WR SRlLFH.

Po­lice said the ini­tial dis­SDWFK fRU WKH DFFLdHQW wDV UHSRUWHd DW 8:53 D.P. DQd 309 wDV FlRVHd VKRUWly DfWHU. TKH PHdLFDl KHlLFRSWHU lDQdHd RQ 309 VKRUWly bHfRUH 9:30 D.P. to re­ceive the fe­male driver of the Subaru.

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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.

Pho­tos by GE­OFF PATTON

Res­cue crews work at the scene of a fatal crash Thurs­day morn­ing on Route 309 near Trewig­town Road in Hat­field Town­ship.

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