A Slatington firetruck early Friday collided with a car that crossed the centerline of Cherryville Road, killing the driver of the car, according to the Northampton County coroner.
The deceased driver was a male in his 20s, said Coroner Zachary Lysek. He said the truck with the Slatington Volunteer Fire Departrment was southbound and headed for routine maintenance when it was hit shortly after 7 a.m. by the northbound car at a curve in the roadway.
Firefighters, traffic police and paramedics arrived at the scene — about 2 miles north of Northampton — where the road winds through open fields in Allen Township. Emergency crews shut down Cherryville Road in the area of Kohls Road. Lysek arrived around 8 a.m.
The crash is about 100 yards north of Cihylik Farms and Greenhouses.