Fatal Vehicle Accident
Lower Pottsgrove Twp. Police were dispatched to a vehicle accident involving a motorcycle and an SUV on E. High St. at Shelly Lane at approx. 1:35 PM. Officers arrived and found a Ford Explorer had been struck on the driver's side by a green and white Kawasaki motorcycle. The Ford Explorer was entering E. High Street from the Sanatoga Ridge Community attempting to make a left turn to go east on E. High Street. The Kawasaki motorcycle was westbound on E. High St.. The Ford Explorer pulled out to enter E. High St. and was struck by the motorcycle. The operator of the motorcycle sustained traumatic head and upper body injuries as a result of the crash and was unresponsive at the scene. The female operator of the Ford was shaken up but sustained no apparent injuries. Paramedics from Goodwill ambulance treated the motorcyclist at the scene and he was later airlifted to Reading Trauma Center due to the extent of his injuries. The motorcyclist later succumbed to injuries sustained as a result of the crash. Assisting on the scene were personnel from Goodwill Ambulance, Sanatoga Fire Dept., Sanatoga, Ringing Hill and Limerick Fire Police. East High St. was closed in both directions between Sanatoga Road and Pleasantview Road for approx. 90 minutes until the scene was investigated and cleared. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. The investigation is continuing at this time.
Police are requesting that anyone who may have witnessed this crash or anything leading up to the crash to contact them at 610-326-1508.
The operator of the motorcycle is identified as Eric Lamar McCoy, age 33 of Norristown, PA. The operator of the Ford Explorer was Rugene Louise Caldwell, age 80 of Pottstown, PA (Updated 4/2/18 at 2000 Hrs)