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Michael Powers, 19, Killed in Forks Township Crash

Michael Powers, 19, a graduate of Nazareth Area High School, was killed when his vehicle hit a building in Forks Township early Friday morning.

Michael Powers, 19, of Shelley Street in Tatamy, was killed in a one-vehicle accident when his car plowed into a commercial building near the intersection of Bushkill Drive and Mitman Road in Forks Township early Friday morning, officials have confirmed.

Powers was a 2010 graduate of .

Emergency crews were called to the scene shortly after 7 a.m. and the roof of the car reportedly needed to be removed to free the driver, who was apparently already dead when they arrived, according to scanner reports.

Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek said that Powers died of multiple blunt force trauma at the scene. The death was ruled an accident, but the investigation into the circumstances that led to the accident is ongoing.

Lysek refused to confirm a report by the Express-Times that the accident may have occurred hours earlier than it was discovered, citing the ongoing investigation.

“We don't confirm rumors,” Lysek said. "The accident is still under investigation."

Eric Harding February 11, 2012 at 01:18 PM
RIP Mike, you will be missed by many. May you find peace in your final resting place. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this trying time.
Nikki V February 11, 2012 at 02:03 PM
Rest in Peace Mike. Your family will be lifted up in prayer.
William J Rowe Sr February 12, 2012 at 12:27 AM
So Sad So Young. Awhole life gone
taryn csencsits February 14, 2012 at 07:19 PM
mike we will all miss you very much!!! god has plans and we will never understand why these things happen to good people!! rest in peace mike!!! you will always be in our hearts!!
David Conahan February 15, 2012 at 02:03 PM
My main man Mikey! I didn't even know you for a whole year, but from the first day we met, at the rock, you had a major impact on my life bro! You were taken way to young! You had good things coming in ur future man, I know u did! My thoughts and prayers are with your family! Till we meet again. Love ya bro!
Laurel Godwin February 15, 2012 at 04:53 PM
Rip Mike! You will be missed by many! My thoughts go out to your mom and dad, your brothers and sister, and your nephews. Not a day has gone by with out me thinking about you. I keep thinking about last April, at Dianes party, you just dancing and being the life of the party. 19 is just too young for you to leave us, but it was your time. Mike, I hope that you have your peace.

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