A fatal crash occurred at the intersection of Route 61 and Route 443 around
12:30 pm on Saturday, March 18th.
According to state police, one of two victims killed in the crash was the
driver of one of the cars, 57-year-old Mark Naftzinger of New Ringgold,
PA. The other victim was a 7-year-old boy from Pottsville, Gage Evans.
Gage was the son of the other driver, Lauren Bechtel. Bechtel was injured
in the crash and is hospitalized.
Two other other people were also reportedly injured. State police are still
investigating the crash but say a reconstruction of the scene failed to
reveal why Naftzinger's Subaru and Bechtel's Chevy collided.
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