Francis Kiefer Death – Two people died after an accident in Montgomery County involving two pickup trucks. The victims were identified as 32-year-old Francis Kiefer and 64-year-old Raymond Hookway. According to reports, Kiefer, a resident of Barto, Pennsylvania, and Hookway of Phoenixville passed away from injuries sustained in the animal-car accident.
How did the crash happen?
The collision took place shortly before 6 a.m. on Route 100 in Douglass Township. According to reports, Kiefer was operating a southbound black Nissan Frontier pickup truck when he collided with a deer. Subsequently, he veered into the northbound lanes and collided head-on with another black Nissan Frontier pickup truck driven by Hookway.
Cause of death
Hookway was pronounced dead at the scene and Kiefer died on the way to Pottstown Memorial Hospital.
Each year, numerous accidents are attributed to deer, particularly during the autumn season, marking it as one of the most perilous times. Pennsylvania shares the third spot for the highest occurrences of fatal animal-related collisions, alongside Illinois, North Carolina, and Oklahoma.
“Animal-vehicle collisions start to increase in October and peak in mid-November,” said Jana L. Tidwell, manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. “As the deer population grows and urbanization spreads into formerly rural areas, motorists need to be even more cautious and alert behind the wheel, especially at dawn and dusk, which can be times high of deer activity.”
An obituary is not available at this time for Francis Kiefer and Raymond Hookway.
Barto is an unincorporated community situated between the boroughs of Bally and Bechtelsville in Washington Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. Barto is part of the Delaware Valley, located near the border with Montgomery County.
Montgomery County, colloquially referred to as Montco is a county in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It is the third-most populous county in Pennsylvania and the 73rd-most populous county in the United States
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