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Teen Was Piloting Second Solo Flight When She Fatally Crashed In PA: NTSB Teen Was Piloting Second Solo Flight When She Fatally Crashed In PA: NTSB
Teen Was Piloting Second Solo Flight When She Fatally Crashed In PA: NTSB A 17-year-old girl who died piloting a Cessna on Independence Day was only on her second-ever solo flight, authorities say.  Maisie Bitler had taken off from Williamsport Regional Airport in a Cessna 172 owned by Quarter to Two Flying Club, Inc., Engines on Thursday morning, according to fight logs and later identified by the Clinton County Coroner's Office.  Maisie was an experienced pilot and a C/1 Lieutenant in the Civil Air Patrol, officials with the Piper Composite Squadron explained in a release on July 5.  As she was heading towards William T. Piper Airport, she …
Township Employee Drowns In Riding Lawn Mower Accident: Coroner Township Employee Drowns In Riding Lawn Mower Accident: Coroner
Louis Nagy Killed In Riding Mower Accident: Norco Coroner A Bushkill Township groundskeeper died after being pinned under a riding mower on Tuesday morning, according to officials.  Louis 'Lou' Nagy, 74 of the 800 Block of Bushkill Center Road, was mowing township property near Albert Ponds Preserve along Albert Road when the fatal accident happened.  Lou was just starting to cut the grass "along the bank of one of the ponds when the mower tipped over with the operator still on its seat resulting in him being pinned beneath the tractor in the pond," he Northampton County Coroner's Office stated in a release. A coroner was…
Lehigh Valley Man Dies Tubing On Delaware River: Coroner Lehigh Valley Man Dies Tubing On Delaware River: Coroner
Lehigh Valley Man Dies Tubing On Delaware River: Coroner Officials have identified the Pennsylvania man who drowned while tubing in on the Delaware River on Saturday, July 6.  Gary M. Conley, 53, of Forks Township, was on a tube on the Delaware River when he went into the water and "did not return to the surface," said the Northampton County Coroner's Office.  Bystanders pulled him to the shore and performed CPR until he could be taken to St. Luke’s Hospital, Anderson Campus, authorities said. He was resuscitated at the hospital but died from complications from the drowning on Sunday, July 7, according to the coroner.  His de…
Schuylkill County Man, 55, Dies After Swimming Accident: Coroner Schuylkill County Man, 55, Dies After Swimming Accident: Coroner
Schuylkill County Man, 55, Dies After Swimming Accident: Coroner Michael J. Scarlato died from his injuries after an accident in McAdoo Borough, according to officials.  Scarlato, 55, suffered cervical spine fractures after an "at-home swimming incident," said the Lehigh County Coroner's Office. He was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest where he died from his injuries on Monday morning, June 24.  His death was ruled accidental, the Coroner's Office said.  Scarlato was a member at Tresckow Hosey in West Hazleton.  It’s with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our member Michael Scarlato. Please pray for his fa…
Argument Over Bicycle Leaves Pennsylvania 9-Year-Old Dead, Campaign Says Argument Over Bicycle Leaves Pennsylvania 9-Year-Old Dead, Campaign Says
Argument Over Bicycle Leaves Pennsylvania 9-Year-Old Dead, Campaign Says A child was pronounced dead after rescuers found him in Tacony Creek on Sunday, June 9, authorities told Daily Voice.  Police were called to the creek near the 100 block of East Wyoming Street around 6 p.m. The victim, 9, was found unresponsive and taken to St. Christopher's Hospital where he died, city police said.  Citing the city Medical Examiner's Office, Fox29 identified the boy as Philadelphia School District student Ernest Harmon-Tague.  Harmon-Tague's loved ones have launched a fundraiser on GoFundMe to assist with funeral costs. The campaign, launched by&n…
Pedestrian Dies After Berks County Crash: Coroner Pedestrian Dies After Berks County Crash: Coroner
Pedestrian Dies After Berks County Crash: Coroner A pedestrian died from her injuries after being struck by a car in Hamburg, officials say.  Alicia Barlip, 44, was hit near South Fourth Street and Pine Street on June 4, said the Lehigh County Coroner's Office.  She was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Bethlehem where she died from blunt force trauma on Thursday, June 13, officials said. Her death was ruled accidental.  Hamburg Borough Police Department and the Berks County District Attorney's Office are investigating. 
PA Holiday Inn Employee ID'd After Fatal Fall Into Air Shaft: Coroner PA Holiday Inn Employee ID'd After Fatal Fall Into Air Shaft: Coroner
PA Holiday Inn Employee ID'd After Fatal Fall Into Air Shaft: Coroner A fall into a open grate hole has left a worker dead at a Pennsylvania Holdiay Inn on Sunday, officials say.  Alexei Rodriguez-Balceiro, 42 of the 430 block of East King Street in Lancaster, died at 3:20 p.m. following multiple attempts to save his life after he was pulled unconcious from an air vent shaft, the Lancaster City Bureau of Police and the County Coroner's Office announced on Monday. The Lancaster City Bureau of Fire was called to the hotel located at 26 East Chestnut Street in Lancaster at 2:53 p.m. on June 9, according to a release by the police.  The hotel…
Fundraiser Launched For Lehigh Valley Teen Killed In Motorcycle Crash Fundraiser Launched For Lehigh Valley Teen Killed In Motorcycle Crash
Fundraiser Launched For Lehigh Valley Teen Killed In Motorcycle Crash Community members have raised thousands for the 19-year-old who died in a Walnutport crash over the weekend.  Eliam Buchanan-Ramos' motorcycle collided with another vehicle on Riverview Drive around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1, officials have said.  He was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg where he died from complications of multiple traumatic injuries on Sunday afternoon, according to the Coroner's Office. His death was ruled accidental.  On GoFundMe, his older sister said Buchanan-Ramo was a "beloved brother, son, uncle, cousin, nephew, friend and brother in Christ…
Northampton County Motorcyclist, 19, Dies After Crash: Coroner Northampton County Motorcyclist, 19, Dies After Crash: Coroner
Eliam Emanuel Buchanan-Ramos Killed In Walnutport Crash A 19-year-old man has died from his injuries after a motorcycle crash in Walnutport, according to officials.  Eliam Emanuel Buchanan-Ramos' motorcycle collided with another vehicle on Riverview Drive around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1, the Lehigh County Coroner's Office said.  He was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg where he died from complications of multiple traumatic injuries on Sunday afternoon, officials said. His death was ruled accidental.  Lehigh Township police are investigating, the Coroner's Office added. 
Man ID'd After Fatal Fire In Pottstown: Coroner Man ID'd After Fatal Fire In Pottstown: Coroner
Man ID'd After Fatal Fire In Pottstown: Coroner A 53-year-old man died after the early morning blaze in Pottstown on Thursday, May 30, according to officials.  Bradley Ludwig died from complications of thermal burns and smoke inhalation, said the Lehigh County Coroner's Office. The manner of death was ruled accidental.  Authorities have said the fire broke out on the fifth floor of the Robert P. Smith Towers, 501 High Street, just after 6 a.m. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation. 
Carbon County Motorcyclist, 33, Killed In Whitehall Crash: Coroner Carbon County Motorcyclist, 33, Killed In Whitehall Crash: Coroner
Carbon County Motorcyclist, 33, Killed In Whitehall Crash: Coroner Authorities are investigating the crash that killed a Penn Forest man on Thursday night, May 23.  James J. Gallagher, 33, was riding his motorcycle on Fullerton Avenue in Whitehall when he lost control and struck a curb, said the Lehigh County Coroner's Office.  He was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg where he died from multiple traumatic injuries around 8:50 p.m., the Coroner said. His manner of death was ruled accidental.  In addition to the Coroner's Office, Whitehall police are investigating. 
Coroner IDs 21-Year-Old Motorcyclist Killed In Carbon County Crash Coroner IDs 21-Year-Old Motorcyclist Killed In Carbon County Crash
Coroner IDs 21-Year-Old Motorcyclist Killed In Carbon County Crash Officials have identified the 21-year-old motorcyclist killed in a crash Friday afternoon, May 17 in Carbon County. Jayden David Gable was involved in a crash at the intersection of Interchange Road and Maple Avenue in Franklin Township just before 2:20 p.m., Lehigh County Coroner Daniel Buglio said. The Mahoning resident was pronounced dead at 6:09 p.m. at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. The cause of death is multiple traumatic injuries due to the motor vehicle crash. The manner of death is accidental.
77-Year-Old Dies Weeks After Schuylkill County Fire: Coroner 77-Year-Old Dies Weeks After Schuylkill County Fire: Coroner
77-Year-Old Dies Weeks After Schuylkill County Fire: Coroner A man rescued from a house fire in Minersville has died from his injuries, the Lehigh County Coroner's Office said in a release.  Mario Ramirez, 77, suffered burns across more than a third of his body in the North 2nd Street blaze on April 14, officials said.  He died from complications at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest on Sunday, April 28, according to the Coroner's Office. The manner of death was accidental.  In addition to the Coroner's Office, Minersville police are investigating. 
Coroner IDs Camper Killed By Falling Tree In Bucks County Coroner IDs Camper Killed By Falling Tree In Bucks County
Coroner IDs Camper Killed By Falling Tree In Bucks County The woman who died when a tree fell on her RV at a Bucks County campsite was 69-year-old Cynthia Cousins, the Coroner's Office says.  Cousins, of Bensalem, was at the Quakerwoods Campground at 2225 Rosedale Road when a tree fell on her camper late on Saturday, April 20, officials said. Her cause of death was blunt head and torso injuries and the manner was accidental, said Coroner Patricia Campi. State police said a man was also thrown from the camper on impact and survived with minor injuries. Milford Township Fire Department assisted troopers at the scene.  "The Buck…
Allentown Parents Charged For Toddler's 2021 Fentanyl Overdose: DA Allentown Parents Charged For Toddler's 2021 Fentanyl Overdose: DA
Allentown Parents Charged For Toddler's 2021 Fentanyl Overdose: DA A man and a woman face third-degree murder charges three years after their 22-month-old son died from a fentanyl overdose, the Lehigh County District Attorney's Office says. Jorge Suarez-Santiago, 32, and Jayleen Rivas-Rodriguez, 35, are both wanted on arrest warrants, prosecutors said in a release on Wednesday, April 17.  According to investigators, their son Johansy Suarez-Rivas died at St. Luke’s Hospital-Sacred Heart on April 5, 2021. Authorities said he had 16.5 nanograms per millimeter of fentanyl in his blood at the time.  Suuarez-Rivas' cause of death …
Man Killed In Crash Into Tree, Pennsylvania State Police Man Killed In Crash Into Tree, Pennsylvania State Police
Man Killed In Crash Into Tree, Pennsylvania State Police The Topton man who died after crashing into a tree in Mertztown on Tuesday night, April 16 was Allan G. Levin, according to officials.  The Lehigh County Coroner's Office said Levin, 51, hit a tree on the 700 block of State Street around 10:30 p.m.  He was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest where he died from multiple blunt force injuries about an hour later, the Coroner's Office said. His manner of death was accidental.  Pennsylvania State Police are investigating. 
Pedestrian Dies After Luzerne County Wreck: Coroner Pedestrian Dies After Luzerne County Wreck: Coroner
Pedestrian Dies After Luzerne County Wreck: Coroner A Hazleton man died from his injuries after being struck by a car on Saturday, March 16, according to the Lehigh County Coroner's Office.  Sixty-eight-year-old Michael A. Mumaw was hit by a car near the intersection of North Church Street and 8th Street around 8 p.m. on March 16, Coroner Daniel Buglio wrote in a release.  He was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest where he died from multiple traumatic injuries on Sunday, March 31, officials said. His manner of death was accidental.  In addition to the Coroner's Office, Hazleton City Police Department is investigating…
Driver Dies Weeks After Carbon Co. Crash That Killed Passenger: Coroner Driver Dies Weeks After Carbon Co. Crash That Killed Passenger: Coroner
Driver Dies Weeks After Carbon Co. Crash That Killed Passenger: Coroner A second person has died following a single-car crash in Lansford Borough on March 9, according to the Lehigh County Coroner's Office.  James R. Carroll, 47, of Summit Hill, died from complications of multiple traumatic injuries, officials said. The manner of death was accidental.  The wreck happened around 2 a.m. on Route 209 near Andrewsville Road, state police have said. The vehicle was headed north when it veered off the road and struck a tree before hitting a guardrail and coming to rest in the southbound lane, troopers wrote in an accident report.  Carroll, who the Cor…
Coroner IDs Lehigh Valley Dad Killed In Workplace Accident Coroner IDs Lehigh Valley Dad Killed In Workplace Accident
Jeff Delp Killed In Portland Workplace Accident: Officials Authorities have named the 43-year-old dad who drowned in an industrial drainage basin in Portland Borough on Saturday, in a release on Tuesday, March 12.  Jeffrey R. Delp of Upper Mount Bethel Township has been identified as the man who drowned, the Northampton County Coroner's Office stated in a release. It happened at Ultra-Poly Corporation, 102 Demi Road at the Portland Industrial Park on March 9, officials said.  Delp's cause of death was drowning and the manner of death was accidental, as stated in the release. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is inves…
Passenger Dies Weeks After Fiery Crash Into Tree In Montco: Coroner Passenger Dies Weeks After Fiery Crash Into Tree In Montco: Coroner
Passenger Dies Weeks After Fiery Crash Into Tree In Montco: Coroner One man has died from his injuries after a car crash in New Hanover Township last month, according to the Lehigh County Coroner's Office.  Stanley E. Pace was the passenger in a car that hit a tree on the 1900 block of Big Road on Jan. 17, officials said.  The car caught fire, and two passersby helped first responders pull Pace and another person from the burning wreck, said New Hanover police.  Pace, 70, of Gilbertsville, was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest where he died from complications of a cervical spine fracture, the Coroner's Office said. His manner of de…
Montco Woman Fatally Struck By Own Car, Coroner Says Montco Woman Fatally Struck By Own Car, Coroner Says
Montco Woman Fatally Struck By Own Car, Coroner Says A Montgomery County woman has died after she was accidentally struck by her own car in Catasauqua on Sunday night, Feb. 4, according to officials.  Santosh Gupta-Bala, 64, of Blue Bell, was taking items from the trunk when her car began to roll backward, said the Lehigh County Coroner's Office. She tried to get back into the car but fell underneath and was hit, authorities said. It happened on the 900 block of Bridge Court around 6:30 p.m., said Coroner Daniel A. Buglio.  Gupta-Bala was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg where she died from multiple traumatic injuries, Bu…
Man Killed After Crashing Into Tree: Lehigh County Coroner Man Killed After Crashing Into Tree: Lehigh County Coroner
Man Killed After Crashing Into Tree: Lehigh County Coroner A Weisenberg Township man was killed Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 30 when his car left the roadway and hit a tree, said the Lehigh County Coroner's Office.  It happened on the 8000 block of Holbens Valley Road around 1:15 p.m., officials said.  Christopher M. Baines was pronounced dead at the scene from multiple blunt force injuries, said Coroner Dan Buglio. HIs death was ruled accidental.  Pennsylvania State Police are investigating, according to the release. 
Woman ID'd In Lehigh After New Year's Day Harrisburg House Fire Woman ID'd In Lehigh After New Year's Day Harrisburg House Fire
Woman ID'd In Lehigh After New Year's Day Harrisburg House Fire A 65-year-old woman has been identified by the Lehigh County Coroner following a New Year's Day house fire in Harrisburg. Brenda L. Cuff of Harrisburg was pronounced dead in the Lehigh Valley Burn Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest at 4:35 a.m. on Tuesday, January 02, 2024, coroner Daniel  Buglio detailed in the release.  Her cause of death was listed as "complications of 50-60% full thickness burns due to house fire." The manner was ruled accidental.  The call to the fire at 2326 Berryhill Street came into the Harrisburg Bureau of Fi…
Pedestrian Killed Crossing Road In Bucks County: Coroner Pedestrian Killed Crossing Road In Bucks County: Coroner
Pedestrian Killed Crossing Road In Bucks County: Coroner Officials have named the pedestrian who fatally struck in Warminster on Saturday evening, Dec. 9.  Dennis Keith Hines II was hit crossing Street Road near Newtown Road, said the Bucks County Coroner's Office in a release. He died from multiple injuries and the manner was accidental, authorities said.   The driver remained on scene and is cooperating fully with investigators, according to the Coroner's Office. Hines, 51, was in the area on business, said Coroner Meredith Buck. “The Bucks County Coroner’s Office conveys their deepest condolences to the family and friends…
26-Year-Old Driver Dead In Overnight Lehigh Valley Crash: Coroner 26-Year-Old Driver Dead In Overnight Lehigh Valley Crash: Coroner
26-Year-Old Driver Dead In Overnight Lehigh Valley Crash: Coroner A 26-year-old driver died in an overnight Lehigh Valley crash, officials said. Kendy V. Acosta-Gomez, of Whitehall Township, was driving on the 400 block of Basin Street in Allentown when his car left the roadway and struck a tree, Lehigh County Coroner Daniel Buglio said. It happened around 3:35 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 26. Acosta-Gomez was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of death was Multiple Blunt Force Injuries due to Motor Vehicle Accident. The manner of death is was Accidental, Buglio said.
'Carbon Monoxide Toxicity' Kills 5-Year-Old Boy On PA Farm, Coroner Says 'Carbon Monoxide Toxicity' Kills 5-Year-Old Boy On PA Farm, Coroner Says
'Carbon Monoxide Toxicity' Kills 5-Year-Old Boy On PA Farm, Coroner Says A 5-year-old boy has been pronounced dead shortly after being found unresponsive on his family's farm,  the York County Coroner's Office announced on Monday, Nov. 13. Daniel Esh of the 5400 block of Prospect Hill Road was found unconscious near a generator on Friday evening, according to York County Coroner Pam Gay. He was taken to WellSpan York Hospital were he died  at 8:48 p.m. Nov. 10 as certified by Deputy Coroner Karen Frank. Since it was unclear if Daniel had been exposed to fumes from the generator he was found near, an autopsy was conducted on Monday at Lehigh …
Lehigh Valley Man Dies After 34-Foot Fall From Grain Bin: Coroner Lehigh Valley Man Dies After 34-Foot Fall From Grain Bin: Coroner
Lehigh Valley Man Dies After 34-Foot Fall From Grain Bin: Coroner A 72-year-old man is dead after falling from a grain bin at his Upper Macungie home on Sunday, Oct. 29, according to officials.  Dennis D. Schaffer was fixing a "malfunctioning unit" on a grain bin at his Main Street property around 10 a.m. when he slipped, said the Lehigh County Coroner's Office.  Schaffer fell 34 feet to the ground and was pronounced dead on-scene by 11 a.m., the coroner said.  His cause of death was multiple blunt-force traumatic injuries due to a fall and his manner of death was accidental, authorities added.  Upper Macungie police are investigatin…
Bucks Coroner IDs Bicyclist Killed In Labor Day Crash Bucks Coroner IDs Bicyclist Killed In Labor Day Crash
Bucks Coroner IDs Bicyclist Killed In Labor Day Crash Authorities have identified the man hit and killed on New Falls Road in Levittown on Monday, Sept. 4, as 64-year-old Francisco Chavarria of Bristol.  Chavarria died from multiple injuries, said the Bucks County Coroner's Office. The manner of death was ruled accidental.  It happened near the intersection with Vermillion Drive, Falls Township police previously said. Chavarria was hit by a Nissan Rogue around 7 p.m. and pronounced dead at the scene, according to authorities.  The driver of the Nissan, a 21-year-old Morrisville resident, remained on-scene and is cooperatin…
Mom Dies After Tractor Part Flies Into Neck At PA County Fair Mom Dies After Tractor Part Flies Into Neck At PA County Fair
Mom Dies After Tractor Part Flies Into Neck At PA County Fair A 33-year-old Pennsylvania mom has died after part of a tractor broke off and hit her in the neck at a county fair, authorities said.  Brandy Horner was watching the tractor pull at the Union Couty West End Fair when "an exhaust wheel within a turbo housing became dislodged and ejected from its manifold," the wheel "then ejected from the metal covering of the tractor," and a piece of the wheel broke off and became lodged in her neck, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. The deadly debris impaled Brandy around 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, according to the county coroner's office.  …
Man Drowns After Rescuing Children In Lake Nockamixon Man Drowns After Rescuing Children In Lake Nockamixon
Man Drowns After Rescuing Children In Lake Nockamixon A man is dead after leaping into Lake Nockamixon to save two children who "appeared to be in distress," says the Bucks County Coroner's Office.  It happened on Thursday, June 29, officials wrote in a release.  Marvin Alexan Fernandez Chicas, 37, "disappeared in the water following his rescue of two children who were swimming," the Coroner's Office said. His cause of death was drowning and the manner was ruled accidental.  “Our office extends its deepest condolences to the Decedent’s family and friends during this difficult time as they process this tragic loss," sa…
Schuylkill County Driver, 83, Dies Months After Accident Schuylkill County Driver, 83, Dies Months After Accident
Schuylkill County Driver, 83, Dies Months After Accident A Schuylkill County man has died from injuries sustained in a crash that happened over three months ago, authorities say.  Leroy K. Smith, 83, was the driver of a car that veered off the road and hit several parked vehicles in Hegins Township on March 6, the Lehigh County Coroner's Office said in a release. Smith, of Barry Township, died from multiple traumatic injuries on Tuesday, June 27, the coroner said. The manner of death was ruled accidental.  The Hegins Township Police Department also investigated Smith's death, the Coroner's Office noted.