A Northampton County man died hours after his car hit a utility pole Monday.

The accident happened just before 10 a.m. in the 3600 block of Hickory Hill Road in Lower Saucon Township, Northampton County.

According to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim, 89-year-old Walter King died of blunt force trauma at St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem just before 6 p.m.

King, of the 2200 block of Springtown Hill Road in Hellertown, was the driver of a car that hit a utility pole.

His death was ruled an accident.