New Jersey Man Howard Sexton Dies in Washington Township Accident in PA Turnpike
Washington Township, Pennsylvania (February 22, 2018) – A 70-year-old New Jersey man was fatally injured after an electrical beam fell onto several vehicles on Wednesday in the Lehigh Tunnel in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, according to a Lehigh County coroner.
The accident happened at around 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 21, inside the Lehigh Tunnel.
The coroner said Howard Sexton of Mickleton, New Jersey, was operating a tractor-trailer when the metal conduit collapsed from the tunnel, broke through his vehicle’s windshield and struck him.
Sexton was declared deceased at the scene, the coroner said.
The southbound lanes of the highway from Mahoning Valley to Lehigh Valley remained closed as a result of the crash causing a major traffic backup Wednesday night.
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