A Pottstown man died during a crash in Ruscombmanor Twp. on Blandon Road/Route 73 on Aug. 27 at 11:39 a.m.James E. Nester, 78, was driving a 1999 GMC Suburban south on Route 73. The Suburban went off of the roadway, hit a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reflective sign, hit an embankment, drove across a lawn, sideswiped a guardrail and landed down a 15-foot embankment.
According to police reports, Nester wasn't wearing a seatbelt.
Traffic was being controlled by Ruscombmanor fire police. Ruscombmanor and Alsace Fire Department and Oley Ambulance assisted at the scene. The vehicle was towed by Orth's towing.