UPDATED: Berks woman killed by wrong-way driver on Route 422 in Amity

(Updated 1:52 p.m.) AMITY ó An SUV traveling the wrong way on Route 422 struck an oncoming vehicle, killing a female driver early Saturday morning, police said.

Nicholas Fedchak, 27, of Stowe, was driving his 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe eastbound in the westbound lanes of Route 422 near Hill Road around 2:13 a.m., when the crash occurred, police said.

Fedchakís SUV struck an oncoming 2001 Honda Accord driven by Rebecca Enriquez, 34, of West Reading, police said.

Enriquez was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Berks County Coronerís Office.

Fedchak was taken to Reading Hospital and Medical Center, West Reading, where he was listed in stable condition Saturday afternoon.

A hospital spokesperson said Fedchak is scheduled to have surgery Sunday, but would not comment on the type of operation or the extent of his injuries.

Police would not comment on whether alcohol or sleep deprivation were factors in the crash because the investigation is ongoing.

While police were conducting their preliminary investigation, Route 422 was closed until 8:30 a.m. Saturday, police said.

This was the second fatal crash this week along the same stretch of Route 422 in Amity.

On Monday, a 1997 Chevrolet van heading east on Route 422 near Monocacy Creek Road left the roadway, traveled through the parking lot of La Casa Musso restaurant, hit a tree and caught fire, police said.

The driver, Ashley Ortlip, 28, of Reading, died from thermal burns and blunt force trauma, according to the Berks County Coronerís Office.

No other vehicles were involved in the Monday crash. Ortlip was the only person in the van.

An investigation into the cause of the earlier crash is continuing.

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AMITY ó A West Reading woman was killed in an early morning accident on Route 422, police said.

The Berks County Coronerís Office said Rebecca Enriquez, 34, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Route 422 near Hill Road.

The crash, according to police, occurred at 2:13 a.m. and Route 422 was closed until approximately 8:30 a.m. while police conducted their investigation.

Police said that two vehicles were involved and the only other person involved in the crash was taken to Reading Hospital. Police are not releasing the name of the injured driver and a condition update was not available.

The investigation into how the crash happened is still ongoing.

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AMITY ó The identity of the woman killed in an early morning crash has been released.

The Berks County Coronerís Office said Rebecca Enriquez, 34, of West Reading was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Route 422 near Hill Road.

The cause of death for Enriquez is still pending.

Police are still investigating the crash and very few details are available.

Check back here for more updates.

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