Fatal Traffic Accident Press Release
On Sunday 6/9/2019 at 0034 hours, USPD officers responded to the 300 block of Street Road on the report of a traffic accident involving a single vehicle striking a telephone pole. Officers quickly arrived on-scene and located the accident on the property line of the Davisville Church located at 325 Street Road. Officers found the operator, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, not breathing and without a pulse. Lifesaving efforts to revive the operator by USPD officers and the Tri-Hampton Rescue Squad were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Witnesses to the accident and the 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.
The operator of the vehicle was identified as Michael Franzen, 28 years old, from the Southampton section of Northampton Township.