The victims of a fatal crash in Forks Township Tuesday afternoon have been identified.
Charles C. Eberharter, 47, and his daughter Juliana, 6, were killed in the one-vehicle crash on Paxinosa Road East, the Northampton County and Lehigh County coroner offices announced.
The two lived on the 500 block of Paxinosa Road East near the crash site.
Juliana Eberharter, also of the same address, died at 10:18 p.m. Tuesday at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, the Lehigh County Coroner's Office said today. The cause of death was multiple traumatic injuries, and coroner Scott Grim ruled the manner accidental.
The car she was in hit a tree at 4:36 p.m. Tuesday.
Her father was pronounced dead Tuesday at the crash from multiple blunt force trauma, Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek said this afternoon after an autopsy. Lysek ruled the manner of death accidental.
Neighbor Judy Russo said she was driving home when she witnessed Charles Eberharter's car in a tree, the Express-Times reported.
Along with neighbor Jennifer Wescoe, Russo opened the car door to find Eberharter dead and Juliana unresponsive in the back seat, she told the newspaper. The girl did not appear to be breathing, prompting Wescoe to perform CPR until paramedics arrived, Russo said.
Forks Township police are still investigating the cause of the accident.