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NJ Teen Among Five Killed in Eastern PA Crash

Authorities have identified the fifth victim of a fatal crash in eastern Pennsylvania.

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The Lehigh County coroner’s office said Friday that 17-year-old Zach Alai of South River, N.J., died in the collision between a car and a tow truck.

Alai was one of three passengers in the car driven by 22-year-old Nicholas Gustafson of Lowhill Township. Police say Gustafson ran a stop sign and was hit by a tow truck hauling a box truck.

Gustafson, Alai, 23-year-old Michael Bruno of Catawissa and 22-year-old Cecilia Besecker of Dallas, Pa., died in the accident Thursday in rural Heidelberg Township.

The tow truck driver, 58-year-old Charles Oswald of North Whitehall Township, also was killed.

Oswald’s passenger is hospitalized with minor injuries.

 

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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