BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Two people died after a car accident in Bloomsburg on Saturday.
Police say they requested the presence of the Columbia County coroner after a traffic accident Saturday on West Main Street in Bloomsburg, also known as US Highway 11 (US 11), near the interchange of road 42.
Deputy Coroner Jonathan Broadt attended the scene and pronounced two people dead from injuries sustained in the crash.
The coroner said Samantha Davis, 32, of Danville, was traveling northbound on US 11 in the opposite traffic lane and struck two vehicles, including a mini-coop sedan, driven by George Lutz, 52, of Mifflinville. Davis and Lutz died in the crash.
According to official reports, Davis and Lutz were trapped in their vehicles due to the force of the impact of the collision, and both suffered multiple blunt trauma, which was ruled as the cause of death for the two deceased. .
The manner in which the two died was accidental as it is suspected that Davis suffered from a medical emergency before the accident which contributed to the collision, the coroner said.
Reports say no autopsy will be performed as toxicology samples have been taken by the coroner and neither drugs nor alcohol are suspected to be a contributing factor at this time, pending toxicology results.
Lutz and Davis were alone in their vehicles, and Lutz’s wife was driving the other vehicle involved in the accident and was taken to the local emergency room for evaluation.
The collision is being investigated by Bloomsburg police and they say they will release additional information at their discretion.