Monday, August 12, 2019

Victim ID'd in Fatal Route 209 Crash Late Sunday

A Tremont man has been identified as the victim in a one vehicle crash in Reilly Township late Sunday.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Schuylkill Haven, just after 9:00pm, emergency personnel were dispatched to Route 209 in Reilly Township, between Newtown and Tremont, for a one-vehicle crash.

Police say Keith Eichert, 50, of Tremont, was travelling south on Route 209 in a 1991 GMC Sonoma Pickup truck  when the truck left the road and struck a large tree.

Eichert was pronounced dead at the scene by Schuylkill County Deputy Coroner Albert Barnes.

Route 209 was closed for about 2 hours after the crash.

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