Lawn trac­tor ac­ci­dent kills man

The Morning Call - - STATE/REGIONAL - — An­drew Scott

A man was pro­nounced dead at Le­high Val­ley Hos­pi­tal-Cedar Crest af­ter a Tues­day morn­ing lawn trac­tor ac­ci­dent in Up­per Sau­con Town­ship, the Le­high County coro­ner’s of­fice said.

Frank Deutsch, 73, of Em­maus, was fa­tally in­jured in the 5:51 a.m. ac­ci­dent in the 5500 block of Lo­cust Val­ley Road, where the Lo­cust Val­ley Golf Club is.

Op­er­a­tions re­sumed as usual at the club Wed­nes­day, where Deutsch was a long­time em­ployee. Club owner Robert Ash­ford ac­knowl­edged the ac­ci­dent took place but said he would not com­ment fur­ther out of re­spect for the fam­ily.

An au­topsy is sched­uled for Wed­nes­day. Up­per Sau­con Town­ship po­lice had no fur­ther de­tails Wed­nes­day and are still in­ves­ti­gat­ing the death.

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