A Lowhill Township man died after his vehicle collided with a train 5:23 a.m. Dec. 14 at the West Penn Avenue railroad crossing in Alburtis.
Marc Tobash, 28, was pronounced dead that day at 6:40 a.m. by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Jason Nicholas, according to Coroner Scott Grim.
Grim said the cause of Tobash’s death was due to multiple traumatic injuries.
The manner of his death was ruled an accident, Grim said.
A 36-year-old Texas woman and a 56-year-old Tennessee man were found dead Nov. 29 in a motel room at Howard Johnson Inn and Suites, 3220 Hamilton Blvd., South Whitehall Township.
Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said Christina Schwartz, last known address San Antonio, Texas, was pronounced dead by Deputy Coroner Richard Kroon at 12:15 p.m. that day in room 216 of the motel.
Kroon also pronounced Michael Donnelly, last known address in Tennessee, dead at 12:16 p.m. the same day and in the same room.
Members and officers of the New Tripoli Fire Company met Nov. 13 to approve moving ahead with a new addition to their building.
The highlight of the meeting was the commitment by Nestle Waters North America to donate $50,000 toward the construction.
The company will pay the total in five year installments of $10,000 per annum.
The new building will be added to the existing building greatly enlarging the apparatus floor as well as additional office space.
Upper Macungie firefighters responded Nov. 21 to the NFI Distribution Center, 910 Nestle Way, for a report of smoke in a warehouse.
According to Station 56 Fire Chief Leroy Gross, a fork lift tire caught fire but was quickly extinguished by employees.
The resulting smoke triggered the alarm system dispatching the fire departments.
Responding firefighting units included Fogelsville, Trexlertown and Upper Macungie Station 56, along with the Cetronia Ambulance Corps.
No injuries or other mishaps were noted by Gross.
Upper Macungie Township Police have announced they will participate in day-and-night seat belt enforcement activities as part of the national Thanksgiving “Click it or Ticket” enforcement mobilization through Dec. 3.
Upper Macungie police will partner with 250 other law enforcement agencies across the state in an effort to increase seat belt use and reduce the number of unbelted injuries and deaths.
Departments will dedicate 50 percent of their enforcement time after dark to increase seat belt use when unbelted fatalities increase.
Upper Macungie Township police say a 62-year-old Germansville man reported two 6,000 watt generators were stolen after a locked door was unlocked on a trailer sometime overnight Nov. 7 in the 5500 block of Muth Circle, Upper Macungie Township.
Police say one of the generators is black and red with wheels. The other is blue and does not have wheels.
Each is valued at approximately $1,200.
Anyone with information about this theft is asked to contact police at 484-661-5911.
A 34-year-old Albany Township, Berks County, man remains in a jail in Champaign County, Ill., after fleeing Pennsylvania following the death of Tara Marie Serino, 19, of Orefield.
Christopher Ryan Tucker, 282 Roth Road, Albany Township, is charged with criminal homicide in the death of Serino.
Upper Macungie Township police had a Coffee with a Cop event Oct. 4 at the Arby’s Restaurant, Fogelsville.
The mission of the Coffee with a Cop program is to allow residents and visitors in the township the opportunity to get to know their officers.