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One person killed in Lower Towamensing Township Accident

Published On: May 24 2013 09:29:23 PM EDT   Updated On: May 25 2013 08:59:49 AM EDT
Lower Towamensing Accident

Larry Neff


One person is dead after a single-vehicle accident in Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County.

Carbon County Communications dispatchers said the accident happened shortly before 9 p.m. Friday on Lower Smith Gap Road, one mile east of Blue Mountain Road.

State Police say a vehicle driven by 49-year-old John M. Dooley Jr. ran off the road and traveled up an embankment before crashing into a tree and rolling over.

Dooley was pronounced dead at the scene, according to State Police.

State Police at Lehighton are investigating the accident.