A local politician will soon trade in his office suit for combat boots.
State Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, announced recently he will deploy to the Middle East this fall to help fight terrorism and secure international peace.
“I’m going to pick up the call to duty,” said Mako, 30, of Lehigh Township.
A Northampton County man has been identified as the victim in a fatal crash Nov. 2 in Lehigh Township.
Richard Bowman, 76, of Pen Argyl, was killed in a collision just after 5 a.m. on Route 248 at the Route 873 intersection.
Lehigh Township Police Department said a Kenworth tractor-trailer was traveling eastbound on Route 248 when a gray Dodge Grand Caravan, driven by Bowman, attempted to turn onto Route 873 from Route 248 westbound. The caravan drove into the path of the truck.
Bowman was pronounced dead at the scene.