1 dead, 1 injured in Route 422 crash in Lower Pottsgrove

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Police are investigating a deadly accident that shut down parts of Route 422 in Lower Pottsgrove on Saturday.

The accident happened around 11:30 a.m. in the westbound lanes of the highway near South Pleasantview Road.

Officials say the driver of a Chevy lost control and the vehicle rolled over several times. A 44-year-old woman inside the car was ejected and later pronounced dead.

Police say the 33-year-old male driver was transported to Pottstown Hospital. There is no word on the extent of his injuries.

The westbound lanes of Route 422 were shut down for about 4 1/2 hours but all lanes have since reopened.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

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