FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NOVEMBER 26, 2014
On Tuesday evening at approximately 7:59 PM, Bethlehem Police Units responded to a pedestrian versus vehicle crash in the intersection of Main Street & Union Blvd, Bethlehem, Northampton County.
A 53 year old male, identified as Antonio Cartagena from Bethlehem, was attempting to cross Union Blvd. when he was struck by a west bound vehicle. There was an ambulance crew nearby that tended to Mr. Cartagena but he had already succumbed to his injuries.
Mr. Cartagena was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Northampton County Coroner’s office. Notification was made to the next of kin by the Coroners Office.
The driver of the vehicle stopped just west of the intersection and did make a statement to police. He was not injured in the crash. The driver was suspected of drinking alcohol so he was taken for a chemical test. The accident scene was processed by Traffic Officers and the Forensic Service Unit.
The accident is under investigation and charges will not be determined until after the Coroner’s Office finishes their examination and the driver’s B.A.C. is known. The Northampton County District Attorney’s Office is also involved in the investigation.
The driver’s name will not be released since the investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed. The investigation process could take several weeks.
If anyone witnessed this crash, they are asked to contact Accident Investigation Officer Jon Desiderio at the Bethlehem Police Department at (610) 865-7187.
Lt. Jeremy Alleshouse
Traffic Division Supervisor
Mark A. DiLuzio
Chief of Police