Tinicum Car Accident Claims Life of Hunterdon County Man

A Tinicum car accident involving two vehicles claimed the life of a man after the vehicles collided head-on. The incident took place at approximately 6:00 PM on Saturday, October 6, 2012, on River Road in Bucks County.

According to reports, two vehicles collided head-on along River Road near Cross Creek Road in Tinicum Township Saturday evening. Todd Kratzer, 52, of Hunterdon Count, was traveling southbound on River Road when he veered into oncoming traffic and slammed into a sport utility vehicle (SUV) head-on.

Rescue crews transported Mr. Kratzer to St. Luke’s University Hospital in Fountain Hill where he was treated for injuries sustained in the collision. Unfortunately, he was pronounced dead the following day at 11:59 AM. Authorities believe that Mr. Kratzer may have suffered a “medical condition” prior to the accident.

The Lehigh County Coroner’s Office ruled the death an accident due to multiple blunt force injuries.

The driver of the SUV, who suffered minor injuries, has been identified as Barbara Faure, 67, of Tinicum Township. She was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Her condition was not immediately made known.

The fatal Tinicum car accident remains under investigation by local authorities as they determine how the accident occurred. No other injuries were reported.

We extend our thoughts and condolences to the victims’ family and friends during this tragic time.