Quakertown Man Victim in Fatal Crash on Route 309

A three-car collision occurred Thursday morning at Bethlehem Pike and Advance Lane in Hatfield Township. One man was pronounced dead at the scene and a second driver was airlifted for medical treatment.

UPDATE 10:45 P.M.

Dr. Walter Hofman, coroner of Montgomery County, has identified the victim in the Thursday morning crash as Nathaniel Rocque, 25, of Quakertown.


The male driver of a red Toyota Corolla died at the scene of an accident Thursday morning at Bethlehem Pike and Advance Lane in Hatfield.

According to Dan Sokil of The Reporter, the driver was northbound on Bethlehem Pike/Route 309 and drifted into the inside southbound lane.

The car was hit head-on by a silver Subaru Forester that was southbound on 309, according to the article.

The female driver of the Forester was removed by firefighters from Hatfield, Hilltown and Colmar fire companies, along with Volunteer Medical Service Corps of Lansdale, according to the article.

She was flown by PennStar to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.


MontcoAlerts reports one subject is dead on arrival at a fatal accident at Bethlehem Pike and Advance Lane in Hatfield Township.

A three-car collision occurred shortly before 9 a.m. with a report of a subject trapped in a vehicle. 

According to Dan Sokil and Amanda Piccirilli of The Reporter, the vehicles involved were a newer model red 4-door Toyota and a silver SUV.

The male driver of the red sedan is unidentified, according to the Storify report.

A gold Kia was also involved in the accident, according to reports.

PennStar arrived on scene to transport at least one subject for treatment of injuries.

Traffic remains affected on Bethlehem Pike/309 between Advance Lane and Line Lexington Road.

Robin Kratz September 27, 2012 at 04:10 PM
Awww man what happened? You cant even tell its a car. Thats so sad!!!
Michael DiDomizio September 27, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Right outside of my Dad's work he saw it outside his office. So horrible.
Sean Karcher September 27, 2012 at 04:37 PM
Same my mom was hysterical.
Aaron Froehlich September 27, 2012 at 10:59 PM
It was my fiancées brother. He was a genuine kind loving human being and its hard to see him go.
Happyfeet September 28, 2012 at 01:20 AM
sorry to hear that Aaron...
amy ganzel September 28, 2012 at 03:21 AM
So sorry to the familes involved! So very sad and to lose a young soul to a horrible accident!
worldpeace2013 September 28, 2012 at 11:34 AM
That 309 is ridiculous people drive on it likeits the turnpike its scary! !! Also stop drinking and driving
Monique September 28, 2012 at 01:10 PM
I'm mortally certain Nate was not drinking and driving. Nate was a paramedic and most likely on his way to work at 8:50 a.m. I'm sure you meant in general - not in this instance - but just wanted to clarify
Monique September 28, 2012 at 01:13 PM
I'm so sorry Aaron. He was a truly great person, the whole family are fantastic people. It is a horrible tragedy. Its the world's loss.
Ken Gilmore September 28, 2012 at 02:36 PM
I live down around the corner and that spot has had numerous fatal accidents. At night, when going southbound, the road falls off and turns and a lot of people misjudge it and continue straight leading to many near misses. Tragic.
Emmie Sue Gruver September 28, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Aaron, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you your fiancée and her family. May he rest in peace.
les September 29, 2012 at 04:39 AM
sorry brother,rest in peace.
Dave October 01, 2012 at 01:52 PM
I worked with Nate in Niamey, Niger. I will forever remember our long conversations about how much he enjoyed traveling the world. He was a great friend to me and my wife.
Rachel October 01, 2012 at 03:19 PM
I met Nate through his girlfriend. He had just left her house when this happened... A great guy, he will be missed.
Terry October 01, 2012 at 03:30 PM
I worked with Nate a few weeks ago. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends.


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