Raymond Leuz, 59 and from Doylestown, has been killed in a Route 313 pedestrian accident, in the area of Plumstead Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It was on Sunday, April 19, 2015, at about 2:30 in the afternoon.
According to the Bucks County Courier Times, the Plumstead Police Department believes that Leuz was trying to walk across the road at the time he was struck. He was close to Thompson Toyota.
Leuz died at the scene. The man driving the pickup truck that hit the victim was not identified yet. But that person is 43 and also from Doylestown. However, this is not a hit and run, as the driver stopped and spoke to authorities.
What led to Leuz’s accident was still being investigated.
http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/local/doylestown-man-killed-while-crossing-route/article_c6dea3f1-e09e-5047-9475-2ac5b0423357.html (no video produced)
Efrain J. Rivera, 32 and from Lehighton, has died in a car accident in Route 209, in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. The victim died at the scene of the crash.
Rivera apparently hit a porcupine, lost control, went off the other side of the road, struck a berm, and hit a stone abutment for a storm drain. His car then rolled over and came to rest upside down.
The Carbon County Coroner’s Office identified Rivera. But the Nesquehoning Police Department is handling the investigation. They had not reported any other victims. Although there were no witnesses, they believe that Rivera may have swerved to avoid hitting the porcupine, which was still struck and died in the crash.
http://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-t-route-209-fatal-20150419-story.html (video not supplied)
David Bowden has died in a car accident in Manheim, in Rapho Township, Pennsylvania. It was on North Colebrook Road, on Saturday, April 18, 2015. The time was about 3 in the morning. Bowden was 47 and lived in Manheim.
Bowden was in an SUV that crashed when he went off the road, struck a pole, and overturned. The Manheim Borough Police Department is investigating. They had not yet figured out what caused Bowden to lose control. But there was no suggestion that any other vehicles played a role.
2 victims who were unidentified were injured. There was no update on their medical status.
http://abc27.com/2015/04/18/crash-kills-man-injures-2/ (video not supplied)
An 18-year-old senior teen student from Exeter High School, has been killed in a car accident in Oley Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, on Friday, April 17, 2015. Jaime L. Kotas is the young victim who died. It was at Oley Turnpike Road and Route 662, at close to midnight.
According to the Reading Eagle, the Pennsylvania State Police believe that Giovanni M. DeSanto, 19 and from Exeter Township, did not stop at a stop sign. DeSanto collided with a car operated by Casey M. Hennessey, who is 23 and from Linfield.
Kotas was DeSanto’s backseat passenger. She died at the scene despite having been buckled up. An unreported number of other occupants had minor to moderate injuries.
http://readingeagle.com/news/article/exeter-high-student-killed-in-oley-township-crash (video not supplied)
Donald Glover, who was 33 years old, is the motorcycle rider who was killed in an accident occurring in Erie, Pennsylvania, at Peach and Cherry streets. It was on Friday, April 17, 2015, at about 3.30 in the afternoon.
This was a one-vehicle crash, and the Erie Police Department is investigating. However, another vehicle was reportedly turning at the intersection. Perhaps (although it is not certain) Glover took evasive action to avoid that car. But whatever the cause is, he hit the curb and a pole. That driver was not identified, but he or she did stop and has not been accused of any crimes at the time of this post.
As to who may have failed to yield, there was not enough evidence in reports to say one or way or another. They both apparently did not run a red light, though.
http://www.yourerie.com/news/news-article/d/story/motorcyclist-killed-after-swerving-hitting-traffic/85523/KKPPkjbQiUO3xnAgVASHfA (video included)
George R. Stevenson, 83 and form Pottsville, has died in a Pennsylvania crash in the Port Carbon area, on Route 209. The date was Thursday, April 16, 2015. It was around 10:20 in the morning.
Stevenson reportedly had a head-on collision with James F. Garland, who is 70 and also from Pottsville. Stevenson was pronounced dead at Lehigh Valley Hospital, and Garland was being treated for major injuries at Reading Hospital.
Stevenson is believed to have had a sudden medical emergency. This caused his Chevy HHR SUV to cross over and collide with Garland’s Buick Lucerne.
Because of the medical issue, Stevenson’s cause of death was not yet determined.
http://republicanherald.com/news/pottsville-man-killed-in-crash-on-route-209-1.1865317 (video not supplied)
This is a suspected hit-and-run accident that claimed the life of a 2-year-old boy. David Alicea was taken off life support after being treated at Children’s Hospital. His mom was also struck in the crash. Meanwhile, the driver left the scene and had not been found yet. According to My FOX Philly, there is a $20,000 reward for helping find the driver if it also results in a conviction.
By clicking on the link below, you can see video or images of what police believe is the car that hit Alicea and his mother, Josephine Rivera (19), along Mascher Street. This was on Monday, April 13, 2015. The car is believed to be a white 2007 Infiniti.
Rivera survived and has been released from the hospital.
Even though a hit-and-run act is alleged, it was not actually clear yet exactly what led to the accident. So homicide charges might not apply to this case.
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/28813315/mother-and-son (video produced)
William Lovett has been killed in a car crash in Buckingham Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It happened on State Route 413, close to Lower Mountain Road. Lovett was 36 and from Bensalem. He lived on Mechanicsville Road.
The victim’s accident was at about 1:20 in the morning, on Thursday, April 16, 2015.
Lovett somehow lost control, and his vehicle went off the road, hit a utility pole, and then slammed into some trees. He was ejected and died at the scene. Some utility wires were downed as a result of the crash.
The Buckingham Township police are investigating. They had not yet released a cause.
http://www.theintell.com/news/local/bensalem-man-killed-in-one-vehicle-buckingham-crash/article_d8e8fa49-7865-5b2d-85ea-6cdf488bc4e5.html (video not supplied)
Erik Lawrence Salvatore has died in a traffic accident in Wayne County, Pennsylvania, at the Maple Grove Road-Bortree Road intersection. He was 24 and lived in Covington Township.
Salvatore crashed at around 1:30 in the morning. He was trying to drive through a turn at the intersection. But he somehow lost control, went off the road, struck an embankment, and rolled over. There were no other vehicles or victims known to be involved.
Salvatore died due to positional asphyxiation. This basically means that some body position that he was placed in due to the wreck prevented him from breathing.
It is not clear whether a seat belt was in use or whether that would have saved the victim.
http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20150415/NEWS/150419862/-1/sports (video not supplied)
On Monday, April 13, 2014, 4-year-old pedestrian, Abdul Wilson, was struck and killed by an SUV in the Kingsessing area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was at Love Park, in an underground parking garage.
The driver had left the scene. A couple of days later, it was reported that a driver contacted police through an attorney. The name of this driver has not been released yet, and police are working to get together and interview him or her. They are also processing the SUV that was involved, after having reportedly found it on Tuesday.
While it’s possible that this was a hit and run, that is not necessarily the case. It depends mostly on whether the driver actually knew that he or she hit someone, which is not always the case.
Wilson was sent to and died at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia after the 6:30 p.m. accident.
http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/crime/article/Police-to-interview-driver-of-SUV-that-struck-6201668.php (no video produced)