Fall from Bus Emergency Door Kills Man, 82

Edwin Smoyer was a driver for the Easton Coach Company, according to a published report.

An 82-year-old North Whitehall man died Monday following a fall from the emergency door exit of a para-transit bus, according to the Lehigh County coroner's office.

Edwin Smoyer, of the 3200 block of Second Avenue, was pronounced dead at 10:40 p.m. at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest.

He had fallen from the bus at 3:08 p.m. in the 1900 block of Liberty Street, Allentown, the coroner's office said.

Smoyer, a driver for the Easton Coach Company, was picking up people at the Goodwill Industries International Inc. when he fell,  according to a report on lehighvalleylive.com. He had worked for the company for seven years and a safe driving record, the report said.

The coroner ruled the death an accident that was caused by severe head injuries suffered in the fall. 

The investigation is continuing.


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