Driver stricken ill before crashing SUV into pole

The Pa. motorist suffered health problems before the crash, but was able to speak to paramedics on the scene

By Frank Warner
The Morning Call

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — A motorist suffered a health problem Monday night before he crashed into a utility pole at Route 100 and Route 222 in Upper Macungie Township, police said.

Jean R. Leveille, 61, of Reading was driving northeast on the Route 222 off-ramp to Route 100 about 9:20 p.m. when his sport utility vehicle went off the highway, township police said.

Officer Donald Fregede said he did not know the extent of Leveille's internal injuries, but the driver was able to speak with paramedics before Cetronia Ambulance took him to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest.

Leveille was in the LVH emergency room early Tuesday. Information on his condition was not yet available.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service
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