Motorist killed by falling tree

| 06 Jul 2015 | 04:39

BUSHKILL — A local man was killed when his car was struck by a falling tree.

At approximately 6 a.m. on Wednesday, July 1, Manual L. Loureiro, 31, of Bushkill was fatally injured in a one-car accident on Route 209 near mile marker 1, just south of the Bushkill Meeting Center, according to Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Superintendent John J. Donahue. Loureiro was traveling south when his car was struck, and he was pronounced dead at the scene by the Monroe County Coroner.

Bushkill Fire Department responded to the scene within minutes. Bushkill Ambulance, the Pennsylvania State Police, and National Park Service rangers also responded.

Route 209 was closed for several hours after the accident.

A pine tree in Milford was recently taken down after being deemed hazardous to the public. Last year, a tree that fell on a car killed two child passengers in Somerset County.

"Perilous pine like a 'drunk driver' is taken down":