Delaware Man Killed In Fiery Crash In Pennsylvania

Gap, Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania State Police have identified the driver killed in a single vehicle accident that occurred at around 11:45, Friday evening, in the 5500 block of Lincoln Highway.

Officials said that Henry Palmer, 40, of Milford, Delaware, was operating a Chevrolet Suburban when he left the roadway and went airborne. The SUV subsequently stuck a tree and caught fire.

Firefighters from the GAP Fire Company, alerted to the accident at around 11:50, responded to the scene within minutes. Upon arrival, command reported that the vehicle was on fire and was threatening a structure.

Crews worked to bring the vehicle fire under control while additional crews were able to protect the structure. Palmer succumbed to his injuries, according to authorities.

The crash remains under investigation by Pennsylvania State Police.


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