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Allentown pedestrian struck by vehicle, dies

Published On: Aug 20 2014 03:38:51 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 21 2014 04:56:25 PM EDT
Alton Avenue at Oxford Drive

Zach DeWever/69News


Seventy-three-year-old Jane M. Helfrich died Wednesday after being hit by a vehicle on Oxford Drive at Alton Avenue in south Allentown.

The victim, who resided in the 1800 block of Oxford Drive, was walking when struck around 7:35 a.m. Wednesday. She was pronounced dead at 8:01 a.m. in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

The Lehigh County coroner determined via autopsy that the cause of death is attributed to multiple blunt force trauma.


The accident is being investigated by the coroner's office and Allentown police, with the assistance from the Lehigh County district attorney's office.