Jul 29, 2014

Fiery Double Fatal Crash Victim ID'd [Video]

A horrific crash on MacArthur Road just north of the Lehigh Valley's major shopping strip Saturday left two people dead; one has been identified by authorities.

Fiery Double Fatal Crash Victim ID'd [Video]

Sharon Gonzalez-Medina, 41, of Whitehall Township, has been identified as one of two people killed Saturday when a pickup truck hit her car, which burst into flames on MacArthur Road near St. John's United Church of Christ-Mickleys.

Newsworking.net has posted graphic video of the car in flames.

Gonzalez-Medina's car was turning right onto MacArthur Road from Eberhart Road when she was hit by a pickup truck traveling north at a high rate of speed about 6 p.m., according to the reports. Gonzalez-Medina and her passenger were killed.

MacArthur Road (Route 145) will be closed from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday so state police can reconstruct the accident.

  • Southbound traffic will be detoured on Mechanicsville Road, Rural Road, Mauch Chunk Road and Schadt Avenue.
  • Northbound traffic will be detoured on Eberhart Road, Seventh Street and either Glenside Drive or Lehigh Street.

Motorists should expect significant delays and use caution driving through the area.

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