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Northampton man dies after motorcycle and tractor-trailer collide

Published On: Jun 02 2014 04:54:46 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 03 2014 05:18:58 AM EDT

Motorcyclist killed in East Allen Township


A motorcycle and tractor-trailer collided around 3:45 p.m. Monday in Northampton County, leaving one man dead.

Nicholas Aronis, 30, of Northampton, was pronounced dead Monday afternoon at St. Luke's Hospital Fountain Hill, according to Lehigh County deputy coroner Eric Minnich.

The accident happened at the entrance to Thermo Fisher Scientific at 6771 Silver Crest Road in East Allen Township.


A Volvo truck towing a utility trailer was making a left turn when Aronis' Harley Davidson motorcycle, coming the opposite direction, struck the front of the truck, according to State Police.

Coy Tutt, 68, of Dike, Texas, was driving the truck.

Aronis died due to multiple traumatic injuries sustained during the accident and the manner of death was ruled accidental, Minnich said.

Tutt was not injured.

State Police note that Tutt was wearing a seat belt and Aronis was wearing a helmet.

State Police are continuing to investigate this accident. Anyone that witnessed the crash is asked to contact Trooper Maner of state police in Bethlehem at 610-861-2026.