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Man, 76, killed when car goes off Route 419, hits tree in Tulpehocken

Published On: Nov 02 2012 11:35:33 AM EDT   Updated On: Nov 02 2012 03:33:51 PM EDT
Tulpehocken fatal accident scene

Gregory Didyoung, 69 News


A man was killed Friday when his car went off the road and struck a tree, officials said.

The accident was reported around 11:15 a.m. in the 5100 block of Route 419 in Tulpehocken Twp., Berks Co.

Edwin Mengel Jr. was behind the wheel of a car when it went off the road around a curve and struck a tree in front of a home, said police.


Mengel, 76, of Robesonia, died at the scene. No one else was in the car.

Route 419 was closed for about two hours.