A head-on two vehicle crash along Route 183 in Penn Township killed two people and sent two others to the hospital in the early morning hours on Feb. 10.
State Police Reading report that at about 4:37 a.m., Lindsey Rumbell, 24, Bernville, was driving north on Route 183 and Thomas Balthaser, 80, Bethel, was driving south. Rumbell’s 2003 Chevy Malibu left the northbound lane and crossed over the double yellow line into the path of Balthaser’s 2016 GM Sierra, striking the vehicle head on.
Rumbell and her rear seat passenger, a 17-year-old teen girl, died at the scene resulting from injuries sustained in the crash. The front seat passenger, Lindsey Swartz, 18, Reading, was transported to Reading Hospital by Wester Berks EMS for suspected serious injury. Rumbell and Swartz were wearing a seatbelt while the rear passenger was not.
Balthaser was transported to Reading Hospital by Northern Berks EMS for injuries, severity was unknown. He was wearing a seatbelt.