Allentown, Pennsylvania – Two pedestrians were struck and killed by a vehicle in Allentown, Lehigh County, on Sunday. The victims, identified as Luz Daneza Ruiz-Acosta, 43, and Christopher E. Stocker, 44, both of Allentown, died within hours of the accident, stated the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office on Monday.
The crash took place after 1 a.m. in the 300 block of West Hamilton Street
The fatal crash occurred around 1:15 a.m. in the 300 block of West Hamilton Street, as reported by city police and Lehigh County Coroner Daniel Buglio. The specific cause and manner of both deaths are yet to be established, pending an autopsy.
Authorities have not identified the vehicle’s driver, who remained unharmed in the accident.
Allentown Police, Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office, and the Coroner’s Office launched a joint investigation into the fatal collision. Further details surrounding the tragic incident are expected to be made public as the investigation progresses.