South Whitehall Man Killed in Crash

The Lehigh County Coroner's Office and the Colonial Regional Police are investigating the 2-vehicle crash that occurred in Lower Nazareth.

A 45-year-old South Whitehall man was killed Thursday in a two-vehicle crash in Lower Nazareth, the Lehigh County Coroner's office said.

Matthew R. Pope, of 2056 Guth Road, died as result of multiple blunt force trauma, the coroner said.  He ruled Pope's death an accident.

Pope was pronounced dead at St. Luke's University Hospital-Fountain Hill at 12:36 p.m.

According to a release from the coroner's office, Pope's vehicle collided with another vehicle at 9:20 a.m. at Route 248 and Prologis Parkway in Lower Nazareth.

The Lehigh County Coroner's Office and the Colonial Regional Police are investigating.
Marc Gombosi December 13, 2013 at 12:06 AM
Why was the Lehigh County coroner called to the scene of an accident in Northampton County?
Kaos8 December 13, 2013 at 09:15 AM
Marc - it is bcs he Passed at St Lukes, Fountain Hill - this is Lehigh County. At least I know Lehigh County handles Fountain Hill PD- so I would assume that is why.
Marc Gombosi December 13, 2013 at 10:16 PM
Gotcha. I did, actually, know that. It's just that the story said the "Lehigh County Coroner was also investigating". But, yeah, if a person is first pronounced deceased at St. Lukes, it will be the LCC. Thanks, Kaos.


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