January 19, 2014 |
Middletown Township police are investigating a one-vehicle accident in which one person was killed Thursday night. According to police, about 11:33 p.m. a 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo struck a tree on North Buckstown Road. No further information was available. Police ask that anyone who witnessed the accident contact Officer Michael Stum at (215) 750-3845 ext. 482. email@example.com 610-313-8111 @MariSchaefer
January 15, 2014 |
In childhood, Dante DeSimone suffered a medical condition that left him confined to a body cast. He underwent surgery and went on to become an ice hockey and lacrosse player at Upper Darby High School who was looking forward to beginning a collegiate career in sports. "He never gave up. My Dante gave 100 percent in everything he did," said his grieving mother, Rita, as friends and family members cried with her at a candlelight vigil Monday night at the scene where her son was killed in a freak accident over the weekend in Delaware County.
January 13, 2014 |
Following an ice storm that bedeviled the peak Friday morning commute, the Philadelphia region was preparing for potential widespread flooding Saturday. Temperatures could soar to 60 degrees with rain throughout the day, said Larry Nierenberg, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Mount Holly. With rivers and streams still jammed with ice - the hangover from the coldest outbreak in 20 years - flooding could occur swiftly, even in waterways well below flood stage. On Friday morning, freezing rain turned roadways around the region into black ice, triggering scores of motor-vehicle crashes, including at least one that was fatal.
January 10, 2014 |
ERNEST MARKS, the West Philadelphia hit-and-run driver who has admitted to killing a Delaware County man and his dog, claims that he didn't realize that he'd struck a human being when he fled the scene Sunday evening. Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood finds that explanation hard to believe. The victim, Richard Patterson, was struck with such force that he likely cracked Marks' front windshield with his head, police said. "He was probably on top of that vehicle for a period of time and eventually thrown off," Chitwood said.
January 5, 2014 |
FALLS TOWNSHIP The man who died Thursday after a pile of road salt collapsed on him in a Bucks County storage facility was a married father of two from Mount Laurel, Burlington County. Gustav J. Propper, 51, was "an amazing father and a true family man," according to a brief statement released by his family Friday. "Everything he did was for his family. It's extremely tragic, and we're just beyond words," the statement read. Propper was operating a front-end loader for International Salt, a Lackawanna County-based company that has a storage facility at the Kinder Morgan Port of Bucks County, on the Delaware River in Falls Township.
January 3, 2014 |
A WORKMAN died yesterday in an accident at a rock-salt storage facility in Bucks County, a county official said. The accident occurred about 3:30 p.m. near the Waste Management GROWS Landfill on Bordentown Road near New Ford Mill Road in Morrisville, according to Falls Township Police. Details of the fatal accident were unclear, but the man reportedly died after a pile of salt, used to clear ice from roadways, collapsed on him as he tried to move it with an industrial vehicle. John Hambrose, a spokesman for Waste Management, said that International Salt, a Lackawanna County firm, leases space in the complex to store rock salt.
November 21, 2013 |
Route 202 reopened after a multi-vehicle crash closed portions of the road in Tredyffrin, Chester County, earlier Tuesday. The crashed created a commuter nightmare on one of the region's most-heavily traveled highways, PennDot reported. Four hours after the pileup in the construction zone just north of the Cedar Hollow Road overpass, all Route 202 lanes were open. One person seriously injured in the crash was flown by helicopter to Reading Hospital and is in stable condition, police said.
November 12, 2013 |
A LAMPPOST lit up the scene outside Shambra Rollins' duplex in Camden last night - the mourners greeting with silent embraces on the sidewalk, oblivious to the cold as the wind whipped leaves between their legs. At Broadway and Royden, just a few blocks away, yellow police tape spilled from a garbage bag beneath a streetlamp, the only sign that something had happened earlier that day. Rollins, a retired special-education teacher in Camden and a minister at Abundant Harvest House of Prayer on McKean Street in Philadelphia, was struck and killed by an NJ Transit bus about 12:45 p.m. yesterday, police said, an accident some of her family members witnessed.
November 6, 2013 |
GALLOWAY TWP. A 69-year-old Hammonton man was killed Monday and six people were injured when a tractor-trailer apparently ran a red light at the intersection of the White Horse Pike and Pomona Road, striking three cars, authorities said. The intersection was shut down for hours. Westbound traffic was diverted north to Pomona Road and eastbound traffic was rerouted to Genoa Avenue. The name of the man killed in the accident was not released. He was driving with his wife and son who were injured and are in the hospital in stable condition, said Sgt. Donna Higbee of the Galloway Township Police Department.