Accident results in double fatality

Published: 3/19/2017 10:00 AM
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NORTH MANHEIM TOWNSHIP — Two people were killed in an accident Saturday afternoon at the intersection of Route 61 and Market Street in this Schuylkill County township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven identified the victims as Mark Naftzinger, 57, of New Ringgold, and a 7-year-old boy from Pottsville, who was a passenger in Naftzinger’s 2013 Subaru XV Crossover.

Suffering injuries in the 12:30 p.m. crash were two other passengers in Naftzinger’s vehicle, Margaret Bair, 83, of Orwigsburg, and Robin Naftzinger, 59, of New Ringgold, and Lauren Bechtel, 31, of Pottsville, who was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu.

Police did not indicate in a press release how the crash occurred as it remains under investigation.

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