Bomb scare prompts hazmat after crash in South Whitehall Township

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Friday, August 16, 2019
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Bomb scare prompts hazmat after Lehigh County crash. Watch the report from Action News at 4 p.m. on August 16, 2019.

SOUTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- A three-vehicle crash Friday afternoon in Lehigh County quickly evolved into a hazmat situation.

The accident happened on Route 22 westbound at Cedar Crest Boulevard in South Whitehall Township.

One person was taken to the hospital for injuries.

During the investigation, a fire official thought he spotted a pipe bomb on the side of the road.

The device was taken to a nearby field where officials determine in was not a pipe bomb.

Route 22 westbound was temporarily shut down to traffic.