Driver Fatality Reported in 422 Friday Night Crash

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – An as-yet-unidentified individual has died in a single-vehicle automobile accident that occurred Friday (June 25, 2021) at about 10:45 p.m. on eastbound U.S. Route 422 at mile marker 174.4, the Lower Pottsgrove Police Department reported on its Crimewatch website. Details about the victim were not released.

Police said their preliminary investigation “indicated that speed and over-correction led to the vehicle overturning.” The car’s driver and sole occupant “was ejected from the vehicle,” police added, and “was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.”

A westbound 422 traveler was among the first to call Montgomery County emergency dispatchers to alert them of the accident, they reported. Dispatchers also said at least one other passer-by reportedly appeared on the scene and attempted to slow or stop oncoming traffic.

The incident caused police to closed the eastbound side of the limited-access four-lane highway between Armand Hammer Boulevard and Evergreen Road, the report stated, so they could complete an investigation. The department also said it is still accumulating information on the accident, and is asking anyone who may have been a witness or could offer help to call Ofc. Matthew Kemp at 610-326-1508.

The highway was re-opened Saturday (June 26) at 1:39 a.m.

In addition to police patrol units, volunteers from Sanatoga Fire Company, fire police from the Sanatoga and Ringing Hill companies, and emergency medical personnel from Goodwill Ambulance also assisted at the scene, according to dispatchers.

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