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Berks woman identified as the driver in fatal Route 724 crash near Douglassville

An Amity Township woman was the driver who was killed in a crash Friday morning on Route 724 near Douglassville, state police said Saturday.

Paula A. Yorgey, 48, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash in Union Township by personnel from the Berks County coroner’s office.

According to troopers from the Reading station:

The crash happened about 9:30 a.m. when Yorgey, while traveling westbound in the 1600 block of Schuylkill Road, also known as Route 724, failed to negotiate a right curve. Her car left the left side of the road and sheared a utility pole then crossed Unionville Road and slammed into an unoccupied parked car.

Yorgey was the 22nd person to die this year as a result of motor vehicle crashes on Berks roads.

Source: Berkshire mont

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