Driver, 79, Dies as Pickup Slams Into Restaurant on Easter Sunday: Police - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Driver, 79, Dies as Pickup Slams Into Restaurant on Easter Sunday: Police

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    Driver, 79, Dies as Pickup Slams Into Restaurant on Easter Sunday: Police
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    A 79-year-old man died after his pickup truck crashed into an eastern Pennsylvania restaurant, said authorities.

    South Whitehall Township Police Chief John Christman said the crash happened just after 12:30 p.m. Sunday when the Palmerton man lost control, sideswiped two vehicles, hit a utility pole and slammed into the side of Norma J's Restaurant.

    The Lehigh County Coroner's Office said Norman Wisser was pronounced dead at the scene about a half-hour later. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

    The restaurant, which sits along Route 309 near Orefield Middle School, wasn't open at the time of the crash.

    No one else was injured in the wreck.