A driver is dead after a crash late Wednesday night in the Slate Belt, authorities say.
The wreck happened about 11:45 p.m. when a pickup truck left the 1800 block of Mount Bethel Highway (Route 512) in Upper Mount Bethel Township, struck a pole and then a house, according to Pennsylvania State Police and a Northampton County emergency dispatch supervisor.
The Northampton County Coroner’s Office was called out to investigate the death, the supervisor confirmed.
The driver was a 33-year-old Upper Mount Bethel man, and he was pronounced dead at the scene about a half-mile east of Heiden Road, according to state police at Belfast.
He died of injuries from the crash, Coroner Zachary Lysek said just after noon Thursday. The coroner’s office was continuing to notify family members, so the man’s name was not immediately released, Lysek said.
The driver was not wearing a seat belt, and airbags did not deploy in the crash, police said.
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