- Associated Press - Monday, May 16, 2016

LEHIGHTON, Pa. (AP) - The driver of a van that crashed into a small transit bus in rural eastern Pennsylvania, killing a passenger, has also died.

Thirty-two-year-old William Pomrink, of Lehighton, died Saturday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest.

Police say Pomrink was returning to a family farm in Carbon County when he crossed the center line of Route 209 and hit the Carbon County Community Transit bus on May 4.

A bus passenger, 60-year-old Herbert Farenkoff, of Kunkletown, was killed when Pomrink’s refrigerated utility fan hit the but head-on about 9 a.m. that day.

Police have said roads made wet by rain were not to blame for the crash.

Pomrink had not been cited or charged in the crash before he died.

The bus was operated by Easton Coach Co., which has cooperated with police.


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