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1 Dead Following Rt. 252 Crash

A 25-year-old woman is also listed in critical condition following the Tuesday morning two-vehicle crash, reports say.

Update (posted at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday)

A 31-year-old man, whose name has not yet been released until next of kin are notified, was killed following a two-vehicle crash at Route 252 and Palmers Mill Road near Rose Tree Park in Upper Providence Township Tuesday morning, police said. 

The 31-year-old driver of a Mercury Sable station wagon was traveling southbound on Rt. 252 just before 6 a.m. when the car spun out, turned counterclockwise and straddled the two lanes, Upper Providence Police Detective Sgt. Michael Langdale said. 

A Western Pest Control pick-up truck, driven by a 56-year-old man, traveling northbound on Rt. 252 then struck the station wagon in the passenger side door, Langdale said. 

The passenger of the station wagon, a 25-year-old woman, was pushed back into the back seat and the driver was killed at the scene, Langdale said. 

"It was a lot of impact," he said. 

The 25-year-old woman was listed in critical condition and taken to Crozer Chester Hospital and the pick-up truck driver sustained non-life threatening injuries and was also transported to Crozer Chester Hospital, Langdale said. 

A small fire also ignited inside the engine of the station wagon, he said. 

The crash continues to be investigated but speed may have contributed to the crash, Langdale said, as the roadway was not slippery at the time due to rainy weather. 

Traffic in the area was diverted for about three hours and the scene was cleared by about 10 a.m. Tuesday, he said. 



Original Article (posted at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday)

One person has died following a car crash on Route 252 in Upper Providence Township Tuesday morning, officials confirmed. 

The two-car crash occurred around 6 a.m. Tuesday at Rt. 252 and Palmers Mill Road near Rose Tree Park, according to the Delaware County Daily Times, and one of the vehicles caught fire. 

One man died at the scene and two others were injured, according to the Delco Times. 

Police and fire officials remain at the scene. 


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