Victim ID'd in fatal Horsham crash

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Monday, December 28, 2015
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Police have identified the man who died during a car accident in Montgomery County early Sunday morning.

HORSHAM, Pa. (WPVI) -- Authorities in Montgomery County have identified the victim of a crash in Horsham, Montgomery County.

The victim is identified as 25-year-old Erik Detweiler of Quakertown.

The accident happened around 2:10 a.m. Sunday at Easton (Route 611) and County Line roads.

Authorities say Detweiler was a passenger inside a Hyundai. The car was making a left turn onto County Line Road when it was struck by a southbound tractor trailer.

Detweiler was found trapped in the passenger seat. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Hyundai, a Souderton resident, was taken to Abington Memorial Hospital.

The driver of the tractor trailer has cooperated with law enforcement and provided blood to police.

Authorities say the investigation will include analysis of both drivers' blood to determine whether any alcohol or controlled substances were involved in the incident.