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N. Whitehall man dies from injuries sustained in crash



A 91-year-old North Whitehall Township man has died from injuries sustained in a crash around 10:40 a.m. Jan. 22 in the area of Route 222 at Kressler Road, Lower Macungie Township.

John H. Milliman was a passenger in a 2021 BMW X3 driven by Linda F. Milliman, 65, of Orefield, which was involved in a collision with a 2000 Freightliner tractor and flatbed trailer driven by Samuel P. Dobbins, 69, of Burlington, N.J.

According to Lehigh County Coroner Daniel A. Buglio, Milliman was pronounced dead 2:15 p.m. that day in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He said the cause of death was blunt force injuries to the chest due to a motor vehicle collision.

The manner of Milliman’s death was ruled an accident, Buglio said.

According to State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, this crash occurred as the Freightliner was northbound in the left lane of Route 222.

The SUV was southbound on Route 222 in the left turning lane.

As Linda F. Milliman made a left turn across Route 222 north onto Kressler Road, her BMW was stuck at its 2 o’clock position by the tractor trailer.

The SUV rotated 90 degrees, coming to final rest near the center median, police say.

According to police, Linda Milliman was transported by Macungie Ambulance to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, for suspected serious injuries.

John Milliman was transported by Cetronia Ambulance Corps to the same hospital for life threatening injuries.

According to police, both Millimans were wearing their seat belts.

Dobbins, who was wearing his seat belt, was uninjured, police say.

Police say Linda Milliman was charged with a left turn traffic violation.

Anyone who may have witnessed this crash is asked to contact State Police, Troop M, Fogelsville.

In addition to Cetronia and Macungie ambulances, Wescosville Fire Company, Macungie Fire Department, Lower Macungie Fire Rescue, and numerous PennDOT workers assisted at the scene.

Police say additional resources assisting were State Police Troop M CARS Unit, Forensics Services Unit, Stew’s Towing and Ironton Auto Body.