Police ID victim killed in firehouse crash, blaze

HILLTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA - December 12, 2008 The victim has been identified as 18-year-old Kyle Thomas Chorba of Lansdale.

Police say Chorba's car was heading south on Hilltown Pike when it ran off the road, hit a utility pole and then hit the fire company building.

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The car went out of control at about 4:30 AM outside the Hilltown Firehouse #60 on Hilltown Pike and County Line Road in Hilltown.

The vehicle then slammed into the firehouse, sparking a fire in the facility that grew to two alarms.

It took about an hour to get the blaze under control.

There are no reports of any other injuries, including anyone who was inside the firehouse at the time of the accident.

Officials report two of the three firetrucks inside the firehouse were damaged.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Traffic was detoured around the accident scene for several hours.

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