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Pottsgrove Student Killed in Accident on High Street

Reports identify the student as 16-year-old Tim Paciello.

Pottsgrove Student Killed in Accident on High Street

A Pottsgrove student was killed on Monday night, after being struck by a vehicle at the intersection of East High Street and Sunnyside Avenue in Lower Pottsgrove Township.

According to a report by Brandie Kessler at the Pottstown Mercury, the victim has been identified as 16-year-old Tim Paciello.

A press release from the Montgomery County District Attorney's office states that shortly before 9 p.m. on Monday night, Paciello was walking across High Street when he was struck by a vehicle while standing in the center left-turn-only lane. He was flown by medevac to Hahnemann Hospital, where he would later succumb to his injuries.

The release describes the driver of the striking vehicle as a 43-year-old woman from Collegeville, and states that she remained on scene and volunteered to give a blood sample for testing. The investigation into the crash is ongoing, and will include an inspection of the striking vehicle, testing of the driver's blood, and a reconstruction of the accident.

The Superintendent of Pottsgrove High School was notified of the accident, and grief counselors are available for the students.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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