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Driver cited for fatal accident in Upper Macungie

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Apr 21 2014 04:33:08 PM CDT
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UPPER MACUNGIE TWP., Pa. -

A northern Montgomery County man was responsible for causing a fatal traffic accident in Upper Macungie Township in early December, according to township police.

Twenty-year-old John Haley of East Greenville was cited Monday by Upper Macungie police for failing to stop at a traffic signal and careless driving that resulted in an unintentional death.

At 6:47 p.m. Dec. 5, Haley was driving north on Route 100 when he failed to stop for red lights at the intersection with Weilers Road.

Haley struck a vehicle operated by 33-year-old Edwin Colon of Allentown, who was crossing Route `100 from Weilers Road to Schaeffer Run Road.

Eighty-six-year-old Vito Scarna of Alburtis, a rear seat passenger in Colon's vehicle, was trapped inside with head injuries. He was rescued and transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital in Salisbury Township, but died the following day.

Township police determined Haley failed to stop for the red traffic signal, striking Colon's vehicle, which ultimately caused Scarna's death.