2 dead in crash of tractor-trailer, other vehicles

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a crash in eastern Pennsylvania has claimed the lives of two people.

Emergency officials said the crash happened along Route 309 in Upper Saucon Township shortly before 9 a.m. Sunday. Multiple vehicles were involved, including a tractor-trailer.

The Lehigh County coroner’s office said 51-year-old Tim Hank of Pennsburg and 77-year-old Fern Priestley of Morristown, New Jersey were pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials said Hank was driving one vehicle and Priestley was a passenger in another when both collided with a third vehicle in the intersection.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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