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Names of 3 killed in Pocono mountains crash released

September 18, 2018

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of three people killed in a three-vehicle crash in the Pocono mountains over the weekend.

Authorities in Monroe County said Tuesday that two southbound cars went out of control at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday along Route 209 in Stroud Township. One collided head-on with a sport utility vehicle, causing both vehicles to go up in flames.

Coroner Thomas Yanac said 20-year-old car driver Matthew Haller of Wind Gap was killed along with 68-year-old SUV driver Ronald Bogart and his 74-year-old brother Chester Bogart, both of East Stroudsburg.

Officials said the other car hit a guardrail, seriously injuring the driver.

State transportation officials have announced plans to remove a traffic light and ban left-hand turns at the four-way intersection, the scene of past severe crashes.

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