UPPER SOUTHAMPTON >> A 38 year old Northampton Township man died early Sunday morning, June 9 when his car veered off the road and crashed into a telephone pole.

The accident happened just after 12:30 a.m. in the 300 block of Street Road.

Officers quickly arrived on-scene and located the accident on the property line of the Davisville Church located at 325 Street Road.

Officers found Michael Franzen not breathing and without a pulse. Lifesaving efforts to revive him by police officers and the Tri-Hampton Rescue Squad were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses to the accident and a subsequent police investigation revealed that the vehicle was traveling in the driving lane at a high rate of speed eastbound on Street Road when it veered left and crossed over all of the eastbound and westbound lanes of travel. The vehicle then left the roadway and struck a telephone pole on the edge of the church property.

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