An Easton man was killed in an accident that backed up traffic on Route 22 for miles Friday morning.

The accident happened around 3:20 a.m. near Route 512 in Bethlehem Twp., Northampton Co., and closed part of Route 22 for hours.

Traffic was diverted off Route 22 East onto Center Street as rescue crews worked to clear the scene.

The Lehigh County coroner's office said Brett Kline was a passenger in a vehicle that hit an embankment.

Kline, 21, was ejected from the vehicle. He later died at St. Luke's Hospital in Fountain Hill, Lehigh Co., according to the coroner.

Officials could provide no information about the condition of the driver.