A woman died and a man was seriously injured in a Tamaqua car accident after their vehicle was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer on June 1, according to a report in republicanherald.com.

Killed in the accident was passenger Helen Sparich, 71, of Lehighton, PA. The driver, Salvatore Sparich, 75, also of Lehighton, was listed in serious condition at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem, according to the news report.

Besik Gambashidze, of Philadelphia, was driving a tractor-trailer and failed to brake in time. He rear-ended Sparich’s vehicle, which was stopped in traffic on Route 309, according to republicanherald.com. No one else was injured. Get The Full Story in pa news.