The crash occurred on Aug. 22 at approx. 11:29 p.m. at 2720 State Route 143 in Albany Twp. The operator (not identified at time of release) was driving northbound on SR 143 in a white 2006 Dodge Dakota. The road at the time of the crash was wet due to earlier rain. The operator approached a right curve in the roadway and was unable to negotiate the curve. The vehicle traveled off of the west side of the roadway and struck a series of four trees. After impact with the second tree, the vehicle began to spin counter-clockwise and then struck a third and then a fourth tree where it came to final rest facing southbound and off of the roadway.
The vehicle became engulfed in flames as a result of the crash.
The operator was wearing a seatbelt, the passenger (unidentified at time of release) was not wearing a seatbelt. They were found deceased in the vehicle. Cause of death is pending.
Kempton Fire Department, New Tripoli Fire Department and Lynnport Fire Departments assisted at the scene.
Assisted by Northwest EMS and Hamburg EMS.
Assisted by the Berks County Coroner’s Office.
Assisted by Patriot’s Towing.