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SUV Crash Into Trees Kills 2, Injures 1 In Pa.

Fatal Accident

BOYERTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police say a sport utility vehicle struck first one tree and then another on an eastern Pennsylvania hillside, killing two people and leaving the third in critical condition.

State police in Berks County told the Reading Eagle (http://bit.ly/1646fY1 ) that the crash was reported at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Earl Township.

Police said the SUV went out of control while turning as it went down a hill, striking the trees and then landing on its side.

Fifty-one-year-old Sharon Richards of Exeter Township and 71-year-old Signe Wergeland of Earl Township were pronounced dead at the scene.

A 73-year-old man was flown to Lehigh Valley Hospital near Allentown, where he was reported in critical condition.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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