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Carbon County Man Dies After Vehicle Slams Into Rush Township Shopping Plaza

carbon county man dies vehicle crash rush township shopping plaza

carbon county man dies vehicle crash rush township shopping plaza

A Carbon County man died Wednesday after his vehicle crashed into a shopping plaza in Rush Township, Schuylkill County, earlier in the day.

According to information from State Police in Frackville, the Lehigh Valley Coroner pronounced 67-year-old Arnold Kemmerer, of Nesquehoning, dead some time after he arrived at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest on Wednesday.

Kemmerer was flown by Medivac helicopter there from a crash scene at a shopping center in Rush Township. Police believe, just before 3 p.m. Wednesday, Kemmerer suffered a seizure or other medical episode that caused him to drive his vehicle into a brick pillar near the AT&T and Climb-A-Lot Clubhouse businesses in the shopping plaza.

Kemmerer’s vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and hit the pillar so hard it disintegrated, police say. Bricks were forced through windows at the Climb-A-Lot Clubhouse location. The crash happened in front of several eyewitnesses.

The Lehigh Valley Coroner believes Kemmerer succumbed to the injuries he sustained in the crash, police report.

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