- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 15, 2016

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Authorities have identified the last of five co-workers killed when their car slammed head-on into a tractor-trailer as they were on their way home from work earlier this month.

The Lehigh County coroner’s office said Tuesday that 57-year-old Marcos Cruz of Allentown had been positively identified through DNA testing.

Coroner Scott Grim earlier said fingerprints were used to identify 59-year-old Rosa Lajara-Marine of 34-year-old Mercedes Silvestre Castillo. He said dental records helped identify 19-year-old Jessegel Diaz-Hernanez and 30-year-old Barbara Bruno Rondon. All four were also residents of Allentown.

Officials said the crash occurred March 2 on state Route 222 when the sedan carrying the victims crossed into the path of a southbound truck in Upper Macungie Township near Allentown.

Local and county authorities are investigating the crash.



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