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

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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. (lehighvalleylive.com file photo) 

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

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

upper macungie township police carRoute 222 in Upper Macungie Township is closed Thursday morning by a fatal crash. (lehighvalleylive.com file photo) 

Route 222 in Upper Macungie Township was closed Thursday morning by a fatal tractor-trailer crash between Schantz Road and Independent Road, authorities report.

The crash happened just after 3 a.m. and the truck was the only vehicle involved, according to a Lehigh County dispatcher.

County Coroner Scott Grim was on the scene as of 5:30, he said by email. The truck driver died, he confirmed.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in a tweet at 5:41 said the road was closed in both directions.