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Fiery Double Fatal Crash Victim ID'd [Video]

A horrific crash on MacArthur Road just north of the Lehigh Valley's major shopping strip Saturday left two people dead; one has been identified by authorities.

Sharon Gonzalez-Medina, 41, of Whitehall Township, has been identified as one of two people killed Saturday when a pickup truck hit her car, which burst into flames on MacArthur Road near St. John's United Church of Christ-Mickleys.

Newsworking.net has posted graphic video of the car in flames.

Gonzalez-Medina's car was turning right onto MacArthur Road from Eberhart Road when she was hit by a pickup truck traveling north at a high rate of speed about 6 p.m., according to the reports. Gonzalez-Medina and her passenger were killed.

MacArthur Road (Route 145) will be closed from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday so state police can reconstruct the accident.

  • Southbound traffic will be detoured on Mechanicsville Road, Rural Road, Mauch Chunk Road and Schadt Avenue.
  • Northbound traffic will be detoured on Eberhart Road, Seventh Street and either Glenside Drive or Lehigh Street.

Motorists should expect significant delays and use caution driving through the area.

alice castro February 26, 2013 at 02:59 AM
Sharon's passenger was her 16 year old son George Jaffey Sanchez Two beautiful souls which will be deeply missed.
Taint Lover February 26, 2013 at 03:10 AM
not wearing a seatbelt = instant death
Taint Lover February 26, 2013 at 03:11 AM
why does the son have totally different last names than the mother?
Michele K February 26, 2013 at 03:58 PM
Why on earth would his names matter? People remarry. Talk about missing the point. This was a horrible tragedy for a family. I can only pray their loved ones can find peace.
James McGrath February 27, 2013 at 12:01 AM
These people are my daughter Toni's neighbors, that's how I met them, they were really nice people, this makes me very sad.
An interested bystander February 27, 2013 at 01:45 AM
Why are you so full of hate?
Mad Momma February 27, 2013 at 02:15 AM
Please mind your own business. Seatbelt did not cause this accident. The truck did. You are a moron!
tamarya February 27, 2013 at 06:48 PM
No people driving like aholes equals death. Kind of like the pick up truck was. And the wrong people witnessing it that instead of attempting to get them out of the vehicle they would much rather videotape the car burning instead.
Sonia M February 27, 2013 at 10:17 PM
Sonia M She was my best friend, she was a wonderful mother, wife, friend, daughter, and sister. I pray that her daughter can find peace and understanding to this tragedy that I cannot understand. Sharon had a big kind heart and I will miss her very much. This message is to those who didn't know her. She was very dedicated to her family and to God. May she RIP.
LisaM February 28, 2013 at 04:39 PM
The drivers of the speeding pick up truck were from Schnecksville, a husband and wife. They ran the red light and slammed into the car. The 16 yr old just got his permit and was driving. The 16 yr old saw the light for him turned green, he attempted to turn left and the truck blew the light. I say release the names of the other drivers
Maryanne Rodriguez March 04, 2013 at 11:54 AM
For the record, Sharon was not driving, George was making a left turn at the green light and they were both wearing seatbelts. Great reporting salisbury.patch.com
My 2 Cents March 04, 2013 at 12:49 PM
Taint different cultures don't follow the same rules as American's with the last names. Also, sometimes people get divorced and the name may be different if the mother remarries. There are a lot of reasons a child's last name may be different. It's very sad that this happened. That's a pretty open intersection so however this happened it's such a shame. They were both too young and left too soon. Condolences to their families and friends.
My 2 Cents March 04, 2013 at 12:53 PM
I'm sorry for your loss. The daughter lost a mother and a brother. She will need a lot of help from family and friends during this tragic time. I believe I read the mom was also married - if so this will be a trying time for her husband and let's not forget the father of the boy. He also had a tragic loss. Very sad for all of them.
My 2 Cents March 04, 2013 at 12:56 PM
It's interesting why they are not releasing the names of the pickup driver and passenger. Normally names of all parties are released. I also wonder what the current medical condition of them is. I believe they were hurt in the accident. Could that be the reason the names are still being protected?
My 2 Cents March 04, 2013 at 12:58 PM
Sad, what kind of car were they driving, do you know? So many cars are going up in flames lately in crashes. I would like to know if there is a common factor in the cars that are busting in flames when wrecked.
tamarya March 04, 2013 at 08:10 PM
yeah my 2 cents, think it has something to do with our ethanol gas. The way my car has been having problems with the egr and catalytic and exhaust and as hot as it gets when idling underneath to the point you cannot stand near the car it makes me wonder that it won't burn even without an accident, so I could see it going up in flames in the event of an accident and my car is an older car.
Trigonometry Jones September 09, 2013 at 06:11 PM
I was there when the accident occurred and was heading to the car when the police yelled to get back. The car was fully engulfed in flames immediately and the occupants were most likely dead on impact. It was an absolute tragedy that has also become a travesty as DA Martin's office has not charged the driver not released his name. Rumors abound that the driver was the son of a police officer, which I hope is not true. If true, it is a complete cover up. No reason the driver's name was never released other than to protect HIS identity and those close to him. My thinking is this - no relatives here in the states, the daughter was sent back to Puerti Rico so no one to follow up and hold law enforcement accountable. The truth will eventually come out and there will be many of us making it known if it is indeed a cover up.

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