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Contact: Kathleen Sandt, Public Affairs Specialist, (570) 426-2472 (O); (570) 234-9144
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Superintendent John J. Donahue announced this afternoon that at approximately 6 am, Manual L. Loureiro, 31, of Bushkill, was fatally injured in a one car motor vehicle accident on Route 209 near mile marker 1, just south of the Bushkill Meeting Center. Loureiro was traveling southbound on Route 209 when his vehicle was struck by a falling tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Monroe County Coroner.
Bushkill Fire Department responded to the scene within minutes, with Bushkill Ambulance, Pennsylvania State Police, and National Park Service rangers also responding. Route 209 was closed for several hours but has since re-opened.