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Man dies after accident that closed Route 611 in Northampton County

Police: Car misses a curve, hits a pedestrian walking along side of road.

Man hit by car on Rt. 611, dies

WILLIAMS TWP., Pa. - A Pottsville man, struck in an accident in Northampton County that closed part of Route 611 for several hours, died Friday.

The accident happened Thursday night around 9 p.m. in the 1000 block of South Delaware Drive, Route 611 in Williams Township.

According to state police, 21-year-old Jonathan Anderson, of Horsham, Montgomery, was driving north on Route 611 in the area of Browns Drive when he failed to negotiate a righthand curve.

Anderson's car continued straight, crossing the center double yellow line, into the southbound lane, police said, then his car left the left side of the road and hit 20-year-old Nicholas Brutts of Pottsville, Schuylkill County, who was walking southbound on the grass.

Anderson's car then hit a small camper and a car, both parked on the side of the road and listed for sale, police said, and then hit a utility pole.

Brutts was taken to St. Luke's in Bethlehem with severe injuries. He died Friday afternoon after succumbing to his injuries sustained in the crash, according to State Police.

Emergency Center officials initially reported that one person was unresponsive when crews arrived on scene and another person had suffered minor injuries.

Officials also say that Route 611 was closed starting at Cedarsville Road for around seven hours.

Anderson was taken to Easton Hospital with minor injuries.

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