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Sterling woman dies in Route 222 accident between Blandon, Kutztown

Published On: Aug 14 2014 04:40:18 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 15 2014 11:34:50 AM EDT

One dead after crash on Route 222


One person died in an accident involving a fuel spill on Route 222 in northern Berks County.

Yong Falcone, 57, from Sterling, was a rear passenger in an SUV driven by her son. Her husband was in the front seat. Her husband and son were both transported to Reading Hospital.

The crash, involving the SUV and a large box truck, happened shortly before 4:30 p.m. Thursday on Route 222 in the area of Richmond Road in Richmond Township, between Blandon and Kutztown.


Fire police closed 222 in both directions while crews worked to clear the accident scene and clean up a large amount of diesel fuel that spilled from the truck, police said.