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Woman dies following crash in Wrightstown


A 49-year-old woman died Saturday, from injuries suffered in a Friday evening crash in Wrightstown Township.

Newtown Township Police along with members of the Lingohocken Fire Company and EMS responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash on Worthington Mill Road in the area of Mud Road at approximately 5:35 p.m. Friday.

Preliminary information indicates the driver of a 2019 Audi traveling east on Worthington Mill Road, toward Durham Road, lost control of his vehicle around a bend in the roadway and was unable to regain control before striking a 2017 Subaru traveling west on Wrightstown Road in the opposite lane, Newtown Township police said.

The two occupants of the Audi, young men ages 18 and 17, received treatment for “non-threatening injuries,” police said. The woman driving the Subaru was entrapped and extricated by emergency personnel with severe traumatic injuries, police said. She was transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center in extremely critical condition.

On Saturday, Newtown Township Police were advised that the woman had succumbed to her injuries at the hospital.

Police did not identify the woman or the teens.

The investigation is ongoing and any witnesses to the crash are asked to contact Detective Frank Goodwin, Newtown Township Police Department, at 267-756-8066. All lanes of Wrightstown Road between Durham and Swamp roads were closed for several hours while an investigation was conducted.

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