Thursday, October 7, 2021

Man Dies from Injuries Suffered in Hometown Plaza Crash

A crash that occurred in Rush Township on Wednesday afternoon has turned fatal.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Frackville, the crash occurred just before 3:00pm, Wednesday when Arnold Kemmerer, 67, of Nesquehoning was traveling at a high rate of speed in a Chevrolet Gladiator van on Plaza Drive in the HT Commons Shopping Plaza, Rush Township.

Troopers say Kemmerer experienced an unknown medical issue and lost control of his vehicle and struck a brick pillar outside the AT&T store and Climb-A-Lot clubhouse.

The impact caused the pillar to disintegrate sending bricks and debris flying breaking several windows to Climb-A-Lot.

Kemmerer was transported to a Medivac helicopter that landed in the parking lot of the plaza and flown to Lehigh Valley Cedar Crest.

According to Daniel A. Buglio, Lehigh County First Deputy Coroner, Kemmerer was pronounced dead at the hospital at 4:33pm.

Buglio said that the cause of death was ruled accidental due to multiple blunt force injuries from the motor vehicle accident.

Buglio says the death is being investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police at Frackville.