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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…
Coroner Names Driver Killed In Williams Township Crash Coroner Names Driver Killed In Williams Township Crash
Coroner Names Driver Killed In Williams Township Crash A 25-year-old man died in a single-car crash on Thursday morning, June 6, authorities say.  Rashon Christian-James Cooke of Philadelphia crashed at the corner of Berger and Diehl roads in Williams Township, said the Northampton County Coroner's Office.  According to state police, Cooke was headed west on Diehl when his truck left the roadway, struck an embankment, and then hit a traffic sign before overturning. He was pronounced dead at the scene.  His cause and manner of death are pending further investigation, the Coroner's Office added.
Coroner Names Woman Killed In Bethlehem Fire Coroner Names Woman Killed In Bethlehem Fire
Coroner Names Woman Killed In Bethlehem Fire Officials have identified the Bethlehem woman who died in a house fire on Wednesday morning, May 22.  Ladell Christie, 56, was pronounced dead at the scene on the 900 block of Broadway, according to Northampton County Coroner's Office.  Her cause and manner of death are pending the results of the fire investigation, the Coroner's Office added. 
Officials Name Hiker Found Dead On Appalachian Trail In Northampton County Officials Name Hiker Found Dead On Appalachian Trail In Northampton County
Raghu Kodali Found Dead On Appalachian Trail In PA: Coroner Authorities have identified the man found dead in Lehigh Township over the weekend.  Raghu Kodali, 61, of Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, was discovered in a wooded area near the Appalachian Trail, the Northampton County Coroner's Office said.  His cause and manner of death are pending further investigation, officials added. 
Coroner Names Dump Truck Driver Killed In Lehigh Twp. Crash Coroner Names Dump Truck Driver Killed In Lehigh Twp. Crash
Lincoln Brown, 52, Killed In Dump Truck Crash: Coroner Officials have identified the dump truck driver who died in an accident on Route 145 Tuesday morning, April 9 as Lincoln P. Brown.  Brown, 52, of Selinsgrove, was southbound when his tri-axle truck crashed in Lehigh Township, said the Northampton County Coroner's Office. He died from injuries sustained in the crash and the manner of death was accidental, authorities said.  Route 145 was closed between Blue Mountain Drive and Birch Drive for about three hours while crews worked the scene, according to township police. 
Victim ID'd In Deadly Palmer Twp. Crash Victim ID'd In Deadly Palmer Twp. Crash
Linda J. Koy Killed In Palmer Twp. Crash: Coroner The Northampton County Coroner's Office has named the 77-year-old woman who died in a Palmer Township crash on Thursday, March 21.  Linda J. Koy of Williams Township died from blunt force injuries, said Coroner Zachary Lysek in a release. The manner of death was accidental.  The crash happened near the intersection of Van Buren and Lower Way roads, police said Thursday. Van Buren Road was shut down while crews worked the scene.  Koy was taken to St. Luke's Hospital, Anderson Campus where she died from her injuries, the Coroner's Office said. 
Coroner IDs Body Found In Bethlehem Parking Lot Coroner IDs Body Found In Bethlehem Parking Lot
Coroner IDs Body Found In Bethlehem Parking Lot Authorities have named the man whose body was found near a Bethlehem Burger King on Saturday, Feb. 24.  Sergio Barajas of Allentown, 31, was found in the parking lot at 2141 Stefko Boulevard, said the Northampton County Coroner's Office in a release.  His autopsy was completed on Monday, Feb. 26 but his cause and manner of death are pending further testing, Coroner Zachary Lysek said.  According to his obituary from Judd-Beville Funeral Home, Barajas leaves behind a wife.  
Palmer Police ID Motorcyclist Killed In Route 22 Wreck Palmer Police ID Motorcyclist Killed In Route 22 Wreck
David Walton Killed In Route 22 Motorcycle Crash: Police Authorities have named the motorcyclist who died after crashing on Route 22 on Wednesday, Feb. 8 in Palmer Township.  David Walton, 59, was heading east on the highway when he came across traffic congestion related to a separate accident around 4 p.m., township police said.  He lost control of his 2008 Harley Davidson and skidded across the road until crashing into a box truck, according to police. The bike came to rest under a separate car.  Walton, of Phillipsburg, New Jersey, was severely injured and taken to St. Luke's Hospital - Anderson Campus, where he died, poli…
Driver Dies After Palmer Township Crash, Coroner Says Driver Dies After Palmer Township Crash, Coroner Says
Joseph Hoagland Dies After Palmer Twp. Crash: Coroner One driver died from his injuries after a crash in Palmer Township on Tuesday evening, Jan. 30, officials say.  Joseph R. Hoagland, 68, suffered a medical emergency that led to a wreck in the parking lot of the William Penn Highway Weis, said the Northampton County Coroner's Office.  Hoagland, of Wilson Borough, was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital - Anderson Campus where he passed from blunt force chest injuries on Wednesday, Jan. 31, authorities said. His death was ruled accidental.  According to his Facebook, Hoagland was from Phillipsburg, New Jersey, and attended Phill…
Bethlehem Man ID'd As Victim In Deadly Lower Nazareth Crash Bethlehem Man ID'd As Victim In Deadly Lower Nazareth Crash
Andrew Mitchell Killed In Lower Nazareth Crash: Coroner The Northampton County Coroner's Office has named the driver in a deadly crash in Lower Nazareth on Tuesday evening, Jan. 30.  Andrew D. Mitchell, 31, of Bethlehem, died from blunt force injuries to the torso at St. Luke’s Hospital, Anderson Campus, officials said. His manner of death was ruled accidental.  The crash happened near Newburg Road and West Mayfield Circle, according to the Coroner's Office. WFMZ reported that a woman and child in a different car suffered minor injuries.  
Senior Killed In Nazareth Crash ID'd By Coroner Senior Killed In Nazareth Crash ID'd By Coroner
Lorraine Grider Killed In Nazareth Crash: Coroner Authorities have named the 87-year-old who died in a car accident in Upper Nazareth on Wednesday, Dec. 20.  Lorraine Grider of Moore Township was seriously hurt in a wreck and taken to St. Luke's Hospital, Anderson Campus in Bethlehem where she died from multiple blunt force injuries, the Northampton County Coroner's Office said.  The manner of her death was ruled accidental, officials added. Daily Voice has reached out to Upper Nazareth police for more details. 
Coroner IDs Woman Killed In Rollover Crash On Route 33 Coroner IDs Woman Killed In Rollover Crash On Route 33
Coroner IDs Woman Killed In Rollover Crash On Route 33 The driver who died on Route 33 in Bethlehem Township on Wednesday night, Nov. 8, was 40-year-old Surmaliz Valentin Ramos, authorities say.  Ramos, of Hellertown, was driving a 2014 Toyota Scion when she crashed along Route 33 between Interstate 78 and the exit to Freemansburg Avenue at mile marker 1.4 around 7:15 p.m., state police told Daily Voice.  No other vehicles were involved, according to troopers.  She was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital Anderson Campus where she later died from multiple blunt force injuries, said the Northampton County Coroner's Office.  T…
Victim Named In Deadly Lehigh Valley Car Crash: Coroner Victim Named In Deadly Lehigh Valley Car Crash: Coroner
Victim Named In Deadly Lehigh Valley Car Crash: Coroner Officials have named the victim who was killed in an Upper Nazareth car crash late on Friday, Nov. 3.  Virginia Forest, 64, died from multiple blunt-force trauma, said the Northampton County Coroner's Office. Her manner of death was ruled accidental.  Forest, of Upper Nazareth, was involved in a wreck near the corner of Daniels Road and Bath Pike around 10:30 p.m. Friday, the coroner said.  She was rushed to St. Luke’s Anderson by ambulance where she died, according to authorities. 
Victim Named In Deadly Wrong-Way Crash On PA Route 22 Victim Named In Deadly Wrong-Way Crash On PA Route 22
Victim Named In Deadly Wrong-Way Crash On PA Route 22 The Northampton County Coroner's Office has identified the 22-year-old man who died after a wrong-way driver drove up a highway on-ramp between Easton and Bethlehem on Thursday, Oct. 5.  John Michael Woodburn of Bethlehem died from multiple blunt force trauma, Coroner Zachary Lysek said. His cause of death was ruled accidental.  State troopers have said a motorist in a red Chevrolet Silverado was headed south in the northbound lane of Route 33 when they drove up an on-ramp from Route 22 around 10:30 a.m. The driver of the red Chevy was a 58-year-old man from Summit Hill, who was …
Man ID'd After House Fire, Carbon Monoxide: Northampton County Coroner Man ID'd After House Fire, Carbon Monoxide: Northampton County Coroner
Man ID'd After House Fire, Carbon Monoxide: Northampton County Coroner A 42-year-old man has been identified following a house fire, authorities announced late on Wednesday.  Al-Malik Hakam Walker of the 900 block of Glendon Ave, Easton was found dead in his home following the fire on Tuesday, Aug. 22, the Northampton County Coroner’s Office detailed in a release.  His "cause of death was Carbon Monoxide Toxicity and Smoke Inhalation, and the manner of death is pending the completion of the fire investigation," Coroner Zachary R. Lysek said. Daily Voice has reached out to police, fire, and housing authorities for more information. Check back he…
Deadly Fire In Northampton County: Authorities Deadly Fire In Northampton County: Authorities
Deadly Fire In Northampton County: Authorities Authorities are investigating the origin of a deadly fire in Williams Township early on Monday, July 10.  First responders were called to the 1500 block of Raubsville Road around 8:20 a.m., Trooper Nathan Branosky said in a release.  Inside the burning home, firefighters found the body of a 64-year-old man and a cat, state police wrote. His identity was not reported.  The Criminal Investigations Unit of the state police Belfast Station is leading the probe, Branosky said. Also investigating are the Northampton County Coroner's Office, a state police forensics unit, and the T…
Body Pulled From Lehigh River Identified ID'd As Missing LU Student Body Pulled From Lehigh River Identified ID'd As Missing LU Student
Body Pulled From Lehigh River Identified ID'd As Missing LU Student The body of Lehigh University student from New Jersey who's been missing since January was recovered in the Lehigh River last week, school administrators said in a statement Wednesday.  "After a concerted search effort last winter failed to provide any information about his disappearance, we received confirmation today that a body recovered in the Lehigh River last week was Daniel’s," wrote President Joseph J. Helble in a letter to the campus community on May 24.  Lee, a second-year engineering student whose LinkedIn profile shows he's from East Hanover, NJ, was reported miss…
Easton Driver Dies After Crashing Into Lehigh Valley Home: State Police Easton Driver Dies After Crashing Into Lehigh Valley Home: State Police
Easton Driver Dies After Crashing Into Lehigh Valley Home: State Police A 21-year-old Easton man has died after state authorities say he lost control of his car and crashed into a Northampton County home early Thursday.  Matthew Irizarry was headed north on Morgan Hill Road in Williams Township at around 9:10 a.m. on March 9, troopers said in a release. He had briefly crossed over into the opposing lane but lost control of his Subaru Outback while crossing back over into the right lane near Morvale Road, according to the state police report.  Irizarry's Subaru traveled east across the shoulder before hitting an embankment with its front passenger side…
Victim ID'd In Bethlehem Twp. Valentine's Day Crash Victim ID'd In Bethlehem Twp. Valentine's Day Crash
Victim ID'd In Bethlehem Twp. Valentine's Day Crash Authorities have identified the 84-year-old woman killed in a two-car collision in Bethlehem Township on Tuesday.  Irene Lewis, a township resident, died from blunt force injuries sustained in the Feb. 14 crash, the Northampton County Coroner's Office told Daily Voice.  Lewis and her 89-year-old husband were headed east on Freemansburg Avenue at 3:30 p.m. when a westbound driver crossed lanes and collided with their car, authorities have said.  The couple and the driver of the Subaru, a 20-year-old man from East Allen Township, were all rushed to Saint Luke's Anderson for tr…
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Kills Driver In Northampton County Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Kills Driver In Northampton County
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Kills Driver In Northampton County An 80-year-old man died from Carbon Monoxide poisoning following a Wednesday evening crash in Northampton County, authorities said. The crash occurred on Route 512 (Moorestown Road) at Broad Road in Bushkill Township just after 5:55 p.m., Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek said. Michael A. Delvecchio, of Bath Borough, was a front passenger that struck a bridge guardrail, Lysek said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Delvecchio’s cause of death was due to Carbon Monoxide toxicity, and his manner of death was ruled accidental. The crash remains under investigation by the Bushkill T…
Bethlehem Man, 54, Killed In 2-Car Crash, Coroner Says Bethlehem Man, 54, Killed In 2-Car Crash, Coroner Says
Bethlehem Man, 54, Killed In 2-Car Crash, Coroner Says The Northampton County Coroner’s Office is investigating a two-car crash that killed a 54-year-old man before dawn Sunday. The crash occurred in the 3000 block of Newburg Road in Upper Nazareth Township just after 2:15 a.m., Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek said. Anthony J. Reier, 54, of Bethlehem Township, was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation is being handled by the Upper Nazareth Township Police Department and the Coroner’s office. No further details were released.
Cash Reward For Clues On Homicide Of 67-Year-Old Man: PA State Police (UPDATE) Cash Reward For Clues On Homicide Of 67-Year-Old Man: PA State Police (UPDATE)
Cash Reward For Clues On Homicide Of 67-Year-Old Man: PA State Police (Update) Pennsylvania State Police are offering a cash reward for clues on the recent homicide of a 67-year-old man in Northampton County. Michael Austin Powers was found dead as officers responded to 4525 Lower Three Mile Ln. in Lehigh Township around 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, DailyVoice.com reported. An autopsy by the Northampton County Coroner’s Office showed Powers’ manner of death to be homicide, state police said. Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers is offering a potential cash reward for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police …
Homicide Investigation Underway In Northampton County, State Police Say Homicide Investigation Underway In Northampton County, State Police Say
Homicide Investigation Underway In Northampton County, State Police Say State Police are investigating the homicide of a 67-year-old man in Northampton County. Michael Austin Powers was found dead in a home on the 4000 block of Lower Three Mile Lane in Lehigh Township around 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, state police said in a release. The case remains under investigation. Additional details were not released. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police at (610) 861-2026 and reference Incident No. PA22-834290. Assisting agencies include Troop M Forensic Services Unit, Lehigh Township Police Department, Northampton County Dis…
‘Armed And Dangerous’ Suspect Wanted In Teens' Deadly Shooting, Northampton County DA Says ‘Armed And Dangerous’ Suspect Wanted In Teens' Deadly Shooting, Northampton County DA Says
‘Armed And Dangerous’ Suspect Wanted In Teens' Deadly Shooting, Northampton County DA Says A suspect has been identified in the fatal shooting of two teens in Easton, authorities said. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Altajier Kyell Robinson with charges for criminal homicide, Northampton County District Attorney Terry Houck announced Thursday. Robinson, 20, is accused of firing several rounds at 17-year-old D’Andre Snipes and 18-year-old Kavan Figueroa just before 4 p.m. on Monday, March 14, authorities said. The victims were sitting inside a white BMW SUV parked on the north side of the 1300 block of Washington Street, Houck said. Snipes was pronounced dead at the …
PA Man Dies Of Suicide After Shooting Father’s Fianceé: Report PA Man Dies Of Suicide After Shooting Father’s Fianceé: Report
PA Man Dies Of Suicide After Shooting Father’s Fianceé: Report A 35-year-old Pennsylvania man shot and critically injured a woman reports say was his father’s fianceé before fatally turning the weapon on himself early Monday morning. Slate Belt Regional Police officers responding to the double-shooting report at 10 Tribe Ln. in Wind Gap found Ross Heyer Jr., 35, dead from a gunshot wound near a bedroom doorway just before 1:15 a.m., PSP Trooper Nathan Branosky said in a release. Heyer’s cause of death was determined to be suicide, Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek said. Officers also found a 58-year-old woman with a gunshot wound in her bed, Br…
Pickup Truck Driver, 33, Killed In Northampton County Crash, State Police Say Pickup Truck Driver, 33, Killed In Northampton County Crash, State Police Say
Pickup Truck Driver, 33, Killed In Northampton County Crash, State Police Say A 33-year-old pickup truck driver was killed after crashing into a utility pole and house in Northampton County Wednesday evening, state police confirmed. The Upper Mount Bethel Township man — whose name has not been released — was driving east on Route 512 when he lost control of the truck and struck a utility pole and house about half a mile east of Heiden Road around 11:50 p.m., state police said in a release. The man was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. The investigation is being conducted by PSP Belfast and the Northampton County Coroner’s…
Authorities ID 55-Year-Old Man Shot, Killed By Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Authorities ID 55-Year-Old Man Shot, Killed By Pennsylvania State Police Trooper
Authorities ID 55-Year-Old Man Shot, Killed By Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Authorities have released the name of the 55-year-old man who was shot and killed by a Pennsylvania State Trooper Sunday afternoon. Troopers from the Troop M Belfast barracks responded to 940 Berger Road in Williams township for a 911 call related to a disturbance in the area when they were met with Edward James Shadder outside the home around 2:30 p.m., Trooper Nathan Branosky and the Northampton County DA's Office said. A "confrontation" occurred and a trooper fired two rounds from their department-issued Sig Sauer P227 handgun, killing Shadder, authorities said. Shadder was pronoun…
Authorities ID 55-Year-Old Man Shot, Killed By Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Authorities ID 55-Year-Old Man Shot, Killed By Pennsylvania State Police Trooper
Authorities ID 55-Year-Old Man Shot, Killed By Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Authorities have released the name of the 55-year-old man who was shot and killed by a Pennsylvania State Trooper Sunday afternoon. Troopers from the Troop M Belfast barracks responded to 940 Berger Road in Williams township for a 911 call related to a disturbance in the area when they were met with Edward James Shadder outside the home around 2:30 p.m., Trooper Nathan Branosky and the Northampton County DA's Office said. A "confrontation" occurred and a trooper fired two rounds from their department-issued Sig Sauer P227 handgun, killing Shadder, authorities said. Shadder was pronounced d…
Triple-Death Investigation Underway At Bethlehem Comfort Suites Hotel Triple-Death Investigation Underway At Bethlehem Comfort Suites Hotel
Triple-Death Investigation Underway At Bethlehem Comfort Suites Hotel The Northampton County Coroner’s Office is investigating three deaths at a popular Lehigh Valley hotel, authorities said. Three people were found dead in a room at Comfort Suites on 120 West 3rd St., prompting an investigation shortly before 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, the City of Bethlehem Police Department said. Preliminary findings indicate that the deaths may be drug-related, police said. The City of Bethlehem Fire Department-Hazmat Unit initially responded with police and determined that the area was safe for further investigation. There is no danger to the public at this time, police said…
Police: 2 Killed, 1 Injured In Shooting At Easton Apartment Complex Police: 2 Killed, 1 Injured In Shooting At Easton Apartment Complex
Police: 2 Killed, 1 Injured In Shooting At Easton Apartment Complex Two people were killed and one injured in an overnight shooting at an Easton apartment complex, authorities said. Officers responded to a call of shots fired at the 600 building of the Canal Park Apartments shortly after 11:35 p.m. Tuesday and found a 63-year-old woman with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, Easton Police said. A man and woman were also found in a separate apartment with fatal gunshot wounds, police said. A weapon and other evidence was recovered from the second apartment, police said. The investigation is ongoing, and no suspects have been identified. The Northampton…
Body Of Decomposed 20-Something Man Found In Northampton County Wooded Area Body Of Decomposed 20-Something Man Found In Northampton County Wooded Area
Body Of Decomposed 20-Something Man Found In Northampton County Wooded Area Police in Northampton County recovered the decomposed body of a man in his early 20s in a small patch of woods Tuesday morning. The body was found around 9:30 a.m. in the tree line off Schoenersville Road in Hanover Township, Colonial Regional Police Deputy Chief James DePalma said. The man's cause of death is not believed to be suspicious, and he had not been reported missing, DePalma said. "At this time, the police do not have any reason to believe there is anything nefarious about the death," DePalma said. The man’s identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. …