Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Fatal Crash Delays School for Blue Mountain Elementary West Wednesday Morning

A fatal crash near Blue Mountain Elementary West delayed school for students Wednesday morning.

Around 5:30am, emergency personnel were called to a motor vehicle accident in the area of Route 443 and Front Street, in the area of Blue Mountain Elementary West, near Friedensburg, involving a vehicle into a retaining wall with the driver heavily trapped.  A landing zone was initially called for but cancelled.  

The Schuylkill County Coroner's office was also called to the scene.

Blue Mountain has announced that Elementary West students are on a two-hour delay due to the accident and all other buildings are operating on a normal schedule. Due to the accident, Middle School and High School level students living between Frieden Manor and the West building probably won't be able to get picked up.

UPDATE (9:45am) - Victim Identified by State Police