UPPER TULPEHOCKEN TWP., Pa. - Two people were killed in a single-car accident in northern Berks County on Tuesday, according to Pennsylvania State Police.
The accident was reported around 4:30 p.m. on Bricker Road, near Oakhill Road, in Upper Tulpehocken Township, south of Strausstown.
"If you're not used to these roads, there's icy spots back here that could catch you off guard," said Richard Neff, who lives near the scene of the accident.
A medical helicopter was initially requested to respond to the scene. The coroner's office told 69 News that it was then dispatched shortly after 5 p.m.
"That's terrible," said Fred Rader of Upper Tulpehocken Township. "You gotta be careful, especially out in the country here like this."
The car ended up split in half and over an embankment. One neighbor said, in addition to ice and windy roads, it can be hard to see.
"There's no lights back here. It's headlights only back here," Neff explained.
While it's still not clear what led to the crash, one woman whose husband and son are both firefighters who responded to the terrible scene said much of the same.
"You just have to watch. They're country roads and sometimes they're slippery and they're windy and you just have to be careful driving," said Pat Moyer.
Officials have not yet released the victims' names.
"We've had huge complaints from our residents about speed in their developments," said Sgt. David Bentz with the Exeter Township Traffic Safety Unit.Read More »
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