South Whitehall police investigate 4-vehicle crash
South Whitehall Township K-9 Officer Kyle Golden and other officers from the police department were dispatched 10:58 a.m. on Feb. 13 for a multi-vehicle crash at the intersection of Route 309 and Walbert Avenue, South Whitehall.
When officers arrived they found a four-vehicle crash.
According to Golden, the four vehicles and drivers included a 1999 Oldsmobile operated by Dorothy Frey of Allentown, a 2003 Chrysler driven by Sherwood Ohlinger of Allentown, a 2010 Subaru operated by Kathleen Dimmich of Orefield and a PP&L service truck operated by employee Gyavira Bewayo of Allentown.
Golden said the investigation, including damage analysis and witness and operator statements, indicated Frey was westbound on Walbert Avenue when at Route 309, she proceeded around Ohlinger’s vehicle, which was stopped at the westbound red light.
Frey’s car struck Ohlinger’s car and proceeded through the red light.
Police say once in the intersection, Frey’s car struck Dimmich’s southbound car and then the PP&L service truck, before coming to rest partially underneath the stake body of the truck.
Frey and Dimmich were transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, with unspecified injuries.
Ohlinger and Bewayo did not report any injuries, police say.
Police are investigating the possibility Frey suffered a medical emergency prior to and leading up to the crash.
Cetronia Ambulance Corps, and Cetronia, Greenawalds and Woodlawn fire departments assisted at the scene.
The exact cause of the crash is under investigation.