Man Dies in Fiery Crash Outside Lehigh County Home

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A man died from his injuries after he was ejected from a vehicle following a crash in Lehigh County early Tuesday morning.

John Murray, 20, of New Tripoli, Pennsylvania, was inside a vehicle that crashed into another car on the 2700 block of Fairmont Street in South Whitehall Township around 3:35 a.m. Tuesday. The Morning Call reports the vehicle careened into the driveway of a nearby home and a fire spread to the house’s garage.

Murray was ejected from the vehicle and later pronounced dead. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.

Officials have not yet revealed whether or not anyone else was seriously injured or the cause of the crash. The Lehigh County Coroner’s Office, South Whitehall Township Police Department and the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office are all investigating.

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