.

Police: Speed Likely Not a Factor in Fatal Crash by Airport

State police are still investigating why a Nazareth woman lost control of an SUV, crashing into a bus stop and killing two, the Morning Call reports.

State police are still investigating why a Nazareth driver careened into a bus stop on Race Street near Lehigh Valley International Airport Monday afternoon, killing two men and injuring two others.

Caitlyn Clark, 26, of Nazareth was driving on Race Street in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, near LVIA about 3:25 p.m. Monday when her SUV veered off the road and hit a utility pole before crashing into the bus stop where several people were waiting, according to state police at Bethlehem. Elias Tabarani, 51, of Allentown died at the scene and Angel Bosch, 28, of Easton died later at the hospital.

Two other Allentown men were injured -- Angel Guerrido-Lopez, 38, was reportedly in fair condition and Lawrence Oyster, 37,  was in critical condition, according to a Morning Call story. The men had just finished their shift at Cast-Pac, a nearby factory.

Sgt. Robert Tyler told The Call that the accident reconstruction was completed Monday and speed does not appear to be a factor in the accident. He said investigators are trying to determine if the SUV had any mechnical problems. Tyler declined to comment on whether Clark might have been distracted. 

According to court records, Clark was cited for speeding in Alburtis on May 8. The case is "inactive" because she did not enter a plea. 

Ben Miller September 12, 2012 at 08:38 PM
People jumped all over this poor woman at first, accusing her of speeding and killing these people with her recklessness. I can't help but notice that now that the police have said it was likely not the case, none of them have come on here to comment that they apologized for making the assumption or for the additional pain they caused a young woman who is already in a horrendous situation. Her life will never be the same and without knowing any facts, people lept to conclusions. The respectful thing would be to let the police do their jobs and hold off on any rude comments until their report is released. Let us all keep her and her family in our prayers, along with the families of the two people who were killed and the two men who were injured.
Ihab Asad September 13, 2012 at 02:44 AM
Tell that to my friend who lost his father Elias. 20 year old without a mom or dad, think about that pain
Justin s ervin September 13, 2012 at 02:30 PM
Typical of modern day people to cast stones before knowing any of the facts! its a tragic situation no matter how you slice it and negative attacks aren't good for anyone! people have died and while these families are mourning there losses imature people are taking shots at each other on a public page. How about showing some respect! our prayers go out to everyone involved! Let the families try and be strong and digest this mess before pointing fingers at anyone
Jahira September 13, 2012 at 04:47 PM
some are right about the situation: But its sad to say that its a relative of mines that tragectly died, and the fact that it was an individual whom recently had a court records, Ms. Clark was cited for speeding in Alburtis on May 8, thats very recent and wether we all get tickets, that should of been her drive to be careful on the road, myself and the family arent grieving because we blame her, but we want answers, so when Angel Bosch's son askes, our answers are valid: RIP TO ANGEL, tragectly gone, but never forgotten, my prayers go out to everyone, including Ms. Clark, and i hope and pray she wasnt at fault, because she would then leave pain and hatred to the family and loved ones!
Ben Miller September 14, 2012 at 03:06 AM
Please know that I didn't meant to minimize in any way, the tragic deaths of your friend and relative. What happened was horrible and I am very sorry for your loss. Really, there's no words that can take away the pain and I feel for those kids without their dads. This is a terrible situation all around. I don't know if you saw in the papers about the Northampton man who was working in Allentown and pinned against a loading dock by a tractor trailer. He also died of his injuries and left behind a wife and two young sons. That man was a close friend of mine and it drives me crazy to think of what he went through and what his family is suffering with every day. My comments were directed towards the people who were jumping to conclusions and posting things without thinking of the family and that woman who will read it. Just like those kids will have to live without their fathers, this woman will have to live with the knowledge that she took their lives. So will the truck driver that killed my friend two weeks ago. I don't know what happened and to say I'm mad doesn't even begin to describe it, but we're all just waiting for the reports to find out what happened. Again, I am very sorry for your loss and I will pray for the families and friends of everyone involved. I'm sorry also, if my comments seemed like I wasn't thinking of the victims. I didn't mean it that way at all.
GreenEyes33 September 21, 2012 at 12:13 AM
i feel for everyone involved. its a tragic situation. but i know the driver personally. from what i was told she was attempting to avoid a crashing into a vehicle in front of her that had suddenly slammed on their brakes. i dont know if anyone knows that road but i know if you go off the shoulder the road kinda grabs your tire and with that grassy hill where that bus stop happens to be located and she happened to have to go off the road to avoid an accident, she lost control. her and her family are genuinely good people and she is going through alot right now too having to cope with the fact that she took the lives of 2 innocent people. im not saying that what shes going through is worse than what the loved ones of all of the victims are going through but people need to think logically. she is not a heartless person. she has a huge heart and a conscience. all im saying is accidents do happen and theres nothing anyone can do to change that and i can guarantee if there was ANYTHING she could have done to avoid this tragic accident she would have.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something