Five killed in crash on Pennsylvania highway

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Five people are dead after a head-on collision on a highway near Allentown Wednesday afternoon, reported.

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The incident happened around 4:00 p.m. in Upper Macungie Township on Route 222 near the intersection with Route 100, when a vehicle crossed the median and crashed into the path of a truck. Both vehicles were consumed in flames.

The crash was so violent that “a coroner in eastern Pennsylvania says forensic testing will be needed to identify [the] five people killed,” CBS reported.

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The truck driver survived with minor injuries and has been identified as Richard Eckrote of Allentown.

Matt Lee is a web producer for Metro New York. He writes about almost everything and anything. Talk to him (or yell at him) on Twitter so he doesn’t feel lonely: @off_Yellow.

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