One person was killed and another injured in a one-vehicle crash in front of the Just Born candy company on Stefko Boulevard Saturday night, Bethlehem police said.
The driver was dead at the scene, police said. A passenger, who also was not identified, was taken to St. Luke’s University Hospital in Fountain Hill with “unknown injuries,” police said.
The Northampton County Coroner's Office has identified the person killed as Dwayne A. Hackett, 42, of Indianapolis, Indiana, according to a Morning Call report. The death was ruled an accident.
Coroner Zachary Lysek said speed was a factor in the crash. He is awaiting the results of toxicology tests.
The crash occurred about 6:30 p.m. and forced police to close Stefko Boulevard between Washington Avenue and Radclyffe Street to clear the scene and to allow police accident reconstruction experts to investigate.
“At this time, speed appears to have been a factor in the crash,” police wrote in a blog post on the crash.
Anyone who witnessed the crash or has information about it is asked to call Officer Jonathan Desiderio at 610-865-7187, police said.