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PA Man Crushed To Death By Lawn Tractor, Coroner Says
A noted area historian has died from his injuries after being involved in a tractor accident, said the Lehigh County Coroner's Office.
Frank Fabian, 86, was driving a lawn tractor that rolled over onto him on Sunday, Sept. 17, officials said.
He died from complications due to abdominal compression injuries early Wednesday morning, Sept. 20, according to the coroner.
Fabian, of Lower Saucon, was a long-time member of the township's Historical Society, said President and Public Relations Chair Karen Samuels.
"He was a dedicated local historian and past treasurer of L…
Gymnast With '1K Watt Smile' Dies In Central PA, Friends Say
A wife, gymnast, and friend has died due to an illness her husband announced shortly after her passing.
Molly E. Athorn, 33, of Palmyra "had many health issues" that worsened and sent her to a local emergency room on Thursday, Sept. 7., 2023, her husband Nate explained in a Facebook post.
She was surrounded by loved ones when she passed around 5 p.m., he explained.
Molly was born in Hershey on Aug. 29, 1990, and was raised in Hummelstown, according to her obituary.
As a girl, she was a good friend to all who knew her and made another girl's childhood "bright …
Murder-suicide: Codorus Township Secretary Shot Dead By Husband, PA State Police
A 69-year-old man shot his wife before turning the gun on himself Tuesday night, police say.
April Rehbein, a secretary for Codorus Township, was found shot dead in the front yard of her home around 6:15 p.m. on Sept. 12, according to Pennsylvania State Police.
Her husband, David P. Rehbein is believed to have shoot her following an argument that evening, a relative who found their bodies told authorities. David was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside the home in the 4600 block of Shaffers Church Road, Glenville, Codorus Township, according to a release by the c…
NJ Teen Killed In Motorcycle Crash: PA State Police
Luis Perez Cedeno, a Passaic, New Jersey resident, died after a motorcycle crash in Pennsylvania on Saturday, July 22, according to state police. He was 19.
He was headed south on Laurel Run Road in Bear Creek Township near Wilkes-Barre when he lost control of his motorcycle and hit a utility pole head-on, troopers said in a report.
Luis was rushed to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, state police said. The investigation into the crash is ongoing.
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he was a longtime resident of Passaic, according to his obi…
Recent Kindergarten Grad Dies Suddenly In PA
Dominic Kyrie Lyons, a beloved Norristown son and brother, died suddenly in his sleep on Sunday, July 16, according to his obituary. He was 6 years old.
Born in 2017 to Kristen F. Sabatino and Husayn Lyons, Dominic had recently graduated from kindergarten at the Musselman Learning Center, loved ones wrote.
"My dear sweet boy Dominic had a smile that would light up an entire room," wrote his grandmother Tina Pino on a GoFundMe page. "He was funny, goofy, loving, and always wanted to help."
Tina, Kristen's mother, is collecting donations to help her daughter pay fo…
NY Native Dad Killed In Poconos ATV Accident: Coroner
Peter Holzapfel, a Wayne County husband and father, died following an ATV accident in Dreher Township, according to officials. He was 64.
Holzapfel, of Newfoundland, was driving along Hilltop Road when his "motor tricycle" overturned on Sunday, July 16, said the Lehigh County Coroner's Office.
The 64-year-old died from multiple traumatic injuries at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest on Wednesday, July 19, the coroner said. His death was ruled accidental.
According to his Facebook, Holzapfel was a Queens, New York native who graduated from Forest Hills High School and wen…