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A horrific crash on MacArthur Road just north of the Lehigh Valley's major shopping strip Saturday left two people dead; one has been identified by authorities.

Sharon Gonzalez-Medina, 41, of Whitehall Township, has been identified as one of two people killed Saturday when a pickup truck hit her car, which burst into flames on MacArthur Road near St. John's United Church of Christ-Mickleys.

Newsworking.net has posted graphic video of the car in flames.

Gonzalez-Medina's car was turning right onto MacArthur Road from Eberhart Road when she was hit by a pickup truck traveling north at a high rate of speed about 6 p.m., according to the reports. Gonzalez-Medina and her passenger were killed.

MacArthur Road (Route 145) will be closed from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday so state police can reconstruct the accident.

  • Southbound traffic will be detoured on Mechanicsville Road, Rural Road, Mauch Chunk Road and Schadt Avenue.
  • Northbound traffic will be detoured on Eberhart Road, Seventh Street and either Glenside Drive or Lehigh Street.

Motorists should expect significant delays and use caution driving through the area.

My 2 Cents March 04, 2013 at 12:53 PM
I'm sorry for your loss. The daughter lost a mother and a brother. She will need a lot of help from family and friends during this tragic time. I believe I read the mom was also married - if so this will be a trying time for her husband and let's not forget the father of the boy. He also had a tragic loss. Very sad for all of them.
My 2 Cents March 04, 2013 at 12:56 PM
It's interesting why they are not releasing the names of the pickup driver and passenger. Normally names of all parties are released. I also wonder what the current medical condition of them is. I believe they were hurt in the accident. Could that be the reason the names are still being protected?
My 2 Cents March 04, 2013 at 12:58 PM
Sad, what kind of car were they driving, do you know? So many cars are going up in flames lately in crashes. I would like to know if there is a common factor in the cars that are busting in flames when wrecked.
tamarya March 04, 2013 at 08:10 PM
yeah my 2 cents, think it has something to do with our ethanol gas. The way my car has been having problems with the egr and catalytic and exhaust and as hot as it gets when idling underneath to the point you cannot stand near the car it makes me wonder that it won't burn even without an accident, so I could see it going up in flames in the event of an accident and my car is an older car.
Trigonometry Jones September 09, 2013 at 06:11 PM
I was there when the accident occurred and was heading to the car when the police yelled to get back. The car was fully engulfed in flames immediately and the occupants were most likely dead on impact. It was an absolute tragedy that has also become a travesty as DA Martin's office has not charged the driver not released his name. Rumors abound that the driver was the son of a police officer, which I hope is not true. If true, it is a complete cover up. No reason the driver's name was never released other than to protect HIS identity and those close to him. My thinking is this - no relatives here in the states, the daughter was sent back to Puerti Rico so no one to follow up and hold law enforcement accountable. The truth will eventually come out and there will be many of us making it known if it is indeed a cover up.

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