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Watson Skinner dies of injuries from car-pedestrian accident

Published On: Dec 19 2012 01:24:03 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 19 2012 06:04:38 PM EST
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An 87-year-old Allentown man who formerly served on Allentown City Council has died of injuries he suffered after being hit by a car last week.

The Lehigh County coroner's office said Watson Skinner of 934 N. 19th Street died Tuesday morning at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest.

His death was caused by closed head injuries from the accident, which occurred around 1:30 Dec. 13 at the intersection of 19th and Green streets in Allentown.


The death was ruled an accident.

The coroner's office and Allentown Police are investigating the accident.