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Police identify man killed after deer crashed through windshield on PA Turnpike

Published On: Dec 24 2013 11:04:21 AM EST   Updated On: Oct 14 2013 06:44:26 AM EDT

Fatal turnpike wreck


State police have released the name of a New York City man who was killed in a bizarre and terrifying wreck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Lehigh County.

The accident happened around 9:25 a.m. Saturday on the northbound side of the Northeast Extension in Washington Township, at mile marker 70.

Jack Kodesh, 35, was killed after a deer crashed through the windshield of his car and wound up in the back seat.


Police say the vehicle then crashed into the center concrete barrier before crossing onto a grass embankment, jumping over a fence and landing in a wooded area.

Police say Kodesh was pronounced dead after being transported to Palmerton Hospital.