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Berks man killed in Route 222 crash

A Topton man died in a crash late Saturday night along Route 222 in Maxatawny Township, according to state police.

Troopers gave this account:

Jerry L. Gambler, 67, was driving on Topton Road and attempted to turn on to Route 222 without proper clearance. His car was struck by a pickup truck driven by Pernell Hill, 59, Allentown, which was traveling north on Route 222.

Gambler was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:31 a.m. by officials from the Berks County coroner’s office.

Hill was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital near Allentown with possible injuries. Details on his condition were unavailable.

State police were assisted at the scene by Kutztown Fire Rescue, Topton Volunteer Fire Department and Topton Ambulance and fire police.

Source: Berkshire mont

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