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New York woman killed in I-78 crash

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Mar 11 2013 04:12:34 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 11 2013 01:18:20 PM CDT

Fatal accident on I-78

UPPER SAUCON TWP., Pa. -

A New York woman was killed in a 3-vehicle accident on Interstate 78 in Lehigh County, officials said.

The crash happened just after 6 p.m. Sunday in the eastbound lanes in Upper Saucon Township.

A minivan driving in the left lane merged into the center lane, hitting a Jeep, which then collided with a car in the right lane, police said.

All three vehicles flipped over, and a passenger in the Jeep died at the scene, police said. The victim was identified as Celia Marrero, 53, of Stony Brook, N.Y.

A stretch of I-78 was shut down for several hours while crews removed the wrecked vehicles and police investigated the accident.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call state police at Fogelsville.