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Teen showed ‘criminal sophistication’ in mother’s murder, judge says

The Lehigh County judge explains why 14-year-old Jamie Silvonek will be tried as an adult.

A judge says a 14-year-old Lehigh County girl’s “intelligence and manipulation” were cr…

Upper Macungie credit union among ID thieves’ targets, police say

One of the men was disguised as a woman when fraudulently accepting a loan check, authorities allege.

The allegations are the same, but the target is new.
Two men are accused of …

Pit bull mixes kill 2 dogs, bite 2 people, police say

A pair of pit bull-boxer mixed-breed dogs broke free from their Lehigh County fenced yard, attacked and killed two other dogs and bit two people, according to police.

A pair of p…

Coroner identifies 2 men killed in Lehigh County crash

The men, both from Allentown, were pronounced dead about 3:15 a.m. in Upper Macungie Township, the coroner said.

The Lehigh County coroner has identified the two men who died ear…

Motorcyclist in fatal Route 100 crash identified as Lynn Township man

The 44-year-old died after colliding with a turning car in Upper Macungie Township.

A 44-year-old man died Friday after his motorcycle and another vehicle crashed on Route 100, a…

Motorcyclist dies in 2-vehicle Route 100 crash, police say

The crash was reported to have happened at 6:23 p.m. Friday about half a mile north of Interstate 78.

UPDATE: Motorcyclist in fatal Route 100 crash identified

A motorcyclist has…

Plane crash into Allentown creek affects area water supply

The Lehigh County Authority shut off its intake from the Little Lehigh Creek at the water filtration plant in Allentown.

The crash of a small plane into an Allentown st…

Serial robber caught after Upper Macungie bank holdup, cops say

David Parks told police he is responsible for five other robberies, police said.

A Connecticut man arrested after the armed robbery of an Upper Macungie bank Friday morning admit…

Robber wore fake beard, fishing hat during bank robbery, police say

The robber flashed what appeared to be a gun during the holdup, but it turned out to be fake, police said.

UPDATE: Serial robber caught after Upper Macungie bank holdup, cop…

53-year-old tractor-trailer driver from N.Y. found dead after crash, coroner says

The cause and manner of the woman’s death will be sought Friday in an autopsy.

upper macungie township police carUpper Macungie Township police and the Lehigh County coroner are investigating a fatal crash on Route 222. ( file photo)Precious Petty | The Express-Times 

A 53-year-old New York woman died early Thursday after a tractor-trailer left Route 222 in Upper Macungie Township and rolled over, the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office reports.

The woman was partially ejected from the truck, county Coroner Scott Grim wrote in an email.

An autopsy will be performed Friday to determine the woman’s cause and manner of death, Grim said. He did not identify the woman, pending notification of next of kin.

The woman was pronounced dead at 4:54 a.m. after the 3:20 a.m. crash, Grim said.

The road — also known as Hamilton Boulevard — was closed for hours in both directions in the 10600 block between Schantz and Independent roads, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reports. It reopened just before 8 a.m.

The coroner and Upper Macungie Township police continue too investigate, Grim said.

Fatal tractor-trailer crash shuts Lehigh County road, authorities report

Route 222 is closed in both directions between Schantz Road and Independent Road after the crash just after 3 a.m., authorities say.

Route 222 in Upper Macungie Township is close…