UPPER POTTSGROVE — The driver of a Honda that struck several vehicles on Farmington Avenue Monday night has died.

Upper Pottsgrove Police Chief Francis X. Wheatley said Tuesday police initially responded to a call for a four-vehicle accident at 10:27 p.m. Monday in the 1900 block of Farmington Avenue.

"When officers arrived they discovered it was one car that had run into two other vehicles," said Wheatley.

A pedestrian was on the scene trying to aid the driver, who was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extracted by the Upper Pottsgrove Fire Company, Wheatley said.

"He was unconscious but had a pulse. There was some lower body injury, but no one at the time thought that the injuries were life-threatening," said Wheatley.

The driver, whose name is being withheld until police confirm the family has been informed of the driver's death, was taken by Goodwill Ambulance to Reading Hospital in West Reading.

"Then at about 1:30 a.m., we got the call from the coroner's office," said Wheatley.

Wheatley described the driver as a male in his mid-20s who was the sole occupant of the Honda, but was not the owner of the car.

The cause of death has not yet been released and the cause of the crash is still under investigation, he said.

"The rain had stopped, but the road was still wet," he said. "There was a yawl mark on the road, but as of yet, we have not determined the cause of the crash."

The crash occurred in front of 1925 Farmington Ave., which just east of Gross Road on the Berks County line.

Wheatley said the road was closed while the preliminary investigation was conducted and traffic was diverted by the fire police.

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