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PA State Police investigate fatal motor vehicle crash in Northampton County


Media Release from Pennsylvania State Police


Bethlehem Township, Northampton County – The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Troop M Patrol Unit is currently investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on State Route 22.


On Thursday, October 5, 2023, at approximately 10:41 am, Troopers were dispatched to State Route 22 Eastbound at the State Route 33 interchange for the report of a motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival, Troopers determined two pickup trucks and passenger vehicle were involved in the crash.


One driver was pronounced deceased by the Northampton County Coroner at the scene. Two other operators were transported to a local hospital for their injuries.


Upon investigation, it was determined a red Chevrolet Silverado was traveling southbound, on State Route 33 Northbound and exited the ramp from State Route 22 Eastbound to State Route 33 Northbound, traveling in the wrong direction.


Currently, all traffic on State Route 22 Eastbound is being detoured on State Route 33 Southbound and traffic is unable to exit from State Route 33 Southbound to State Route 22 Eastbound.


Assisting at the scene: Troop M Forensic Services Unit (F.S.U.), Troop M Collision Analysis Reconstruction Specialist Unit (C.A.R.S.), Northampton County Coroner, Bethlehem Township Fire Department, Nancy Run Fire Department and Fast Lane Towing.


Anyone who may have observed the red Chevrolet Silverado traveling prior to the crash or have video of the vehicle traveling the wrong direction, is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police Bethlehem Station at (610) 861 – 2026 and reference Incident Number PA2023-1306267.



Courtesy PennDOT