Slatington man killed in North Whitehall Township crash

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Published: Dec 24 2013 07:09:18 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 07 2013 08:49:52 AM EST
North Whitehall Twp., Pa. -

A fatal crash involving an SUV in North Whitehall Township kills one person.

It happened in the 2200 block of Old Post Road just after 10:30 p.m. Friday night.

Zachary Alan Paules, 23, of Slatington, Lehigh Co., was traveling westbound on Route 329 when his SUV drove off the roadway and partially into a ditch. The vehicle struck a large tree and overturned.

A coroner was called to the accident and Paules was pronounced dead at the scene.

Route 329 was closed at Crest Street for over four hours as police investigated the accident.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to call state police at 610-861-2026.