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Teen killed in Route 737 crash

By Debra Palmieri


The 16-year-old driver of a 2007 Volkswagen Jetta died Dec. 18 following a two-vehicle crash at 6:37 p.m. on Route 737, Albany Township, Berks County.

According to State Police Troop L, Hamburg, the teen, who was traveling north on Route 737, a half-mile south of Stony Run Valley Road, lost control of the car while negotiating a left curve in the roadway.

The Jetta spun 180 degrees counterclockwise, crossed into the southbound lane of travel where its rear was struck by the front a 2006 Ford F350 driven by a 19-year-old.

Police say the driver of the pickup was uninjured.

The driver of the Jetta was pronounced dead at the scene by the Berks County Coroner’s Office.

Kempton volunteer firefighters and Penn-DOT assisted at the scene.