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Pottsville Man Dies in Route 183 Crash

Crash happened in Berks County on Thursday afternoon.

A Pottsville man died on Nov. 9 in a vehicle crash on Route 183 in Berks County.

A Pottsville man died Thursday afternoon in a crash along Route 183 in Berks County.

According to information from State Police-Reading, the crash happened just before 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, on the highway near Old State Rd. in Penn Township.

Police say the crash happened when a vehicle traveling northbound on Route 183 “suddenly crossed” the double-yellow line, crashed into a vehicle driven by 65-year-old Seamus Loughran, of Pottsville, which was headed south on the highway.

The two vehicles collided with their “11 o’clock” positions, police say.

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Loughran was pronounced dead by Joel Bonilla of the Berks County Coroner’s office.

A passenger in Loughran’s vehicle and the driver of the other vehicle were both taken to Reading Hospital for treatment of injuries.

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