LYNN TOWNSHIP, LEHIGH COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A fatal three-car crash involving an ambulance in Lehigh County has sent someone to the hospital and left one dead on Route 309.
State police in Lehigh County confirmed there was a fatal crash on Route 309 through Lehigh County around 12:30 p.m. Thursday evening.
Troopers on the scene told Eyewitness News a grey Buick was traveling north on Route 309 when it crashed into a black Chevy traveling south. The initial collision caused an ambulance following the Chevy to crash into the back of the Chevy.
According to troopers, a driver suffering a health issue was taken to Saint Luke’s in Bethlehem.
According to Leigh County Coroner Daniel Buglio, 58-year-old Philip J. Helman died in the crash suffering from injuries sustained after he collided with the ambulance.
Buglio stated Helman’s death has been ruled accidental.
Troop M Forensic Service Unit and the Collision Analysis Reconstruction Unit were on the scene investigating.
The road was shut down for a time but has since been reopened.
The incident is being investigated by state police and Fogelsville station with assistance from the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office.