Police ID Victims of Fatal Tow Truck Crash

One of the victims is a 17-year-old boy.

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    It happened Thursday around 2:30 p.m. at Bake Oven and Mountain Roads in Heidelberg Township.

    Police identified the five people who died after a tow truck collided with a car in Lehigh County.

    It happened around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday at Bake Oven and Mountain Roads in Heidelberg Township. 

    Police say a 1997 Subaru Sedan was traveling north on Bake Oven while a 1997 Chevrolet C650 Tow Truck was driving west on Mountain Road.

    Police say the Subaru failed to stop at a stop sign and entered into the lanes on Mountain Road. As it entered, police say it was struck by the tow truck. The impact sent both vehicles off the roadway.

    All four people inside the Subaru were killed in the crash. Police identified the driver as Nicholas Gustafson, 22, of Orefield, Pa. His three passengers were identified as Cecilia Besecker, 22, of Dallas, Pa, Zach Alai, 17, of South River, NJ, and Michael Bruno, 23, of Catawissa, Pa.

    The driver of the tow truck was also killed while his passenger was sent to the hospital. Police identified the tow truck driver as Charles Oswald, 58, of North Whitehall Township, Pa. Oswald's passenger, who has not been identified, was injured in the crash and taken to the hospital. 

     


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