Fatal car accident closes westbound 422 in Amity Township

The Amity Township Police Department is investigating a fatal accident that took place Wednesday morning on Route 422 westbound, just after North Monocacy Creek Road.

Emergency services and Fire Police were promptly dispatched to the accident around 10:45am, which was initially reported to involve multiple vehicles, with entrapment and injuries.

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Police on-scene say a dump truck towing a wood chipper was traveling eastbound on 422 when it crossed into the westbound lanes, resulting in a collision with an SUV. A tractor trailer was also damaged in the accident.

The driver of the SUV, identified by authorities as 65-year-old Lawrence Urban, was pronounced dead by the Berks County Coroner’s Office.

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422 westbound was closed for several hours while police investigated the incident.

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