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Levittown Native Killed in Highway Wreck Remembered by Mother

A 29-year-old Neshaminy High School graduate died in a Lehigh Valley wreck last week.

The grieving mother of a 29-year-old Levittown native killed in a multi-vehicle traffic crash in the Lehigh Valley said her daughter was her best friend.

Kathrine "Kate" Skinner was killed on Friday evening when her car was rammed from behind and caught fire as she waited in traffic on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Lehigh County, WFMZ Channel 69 reported.

The occupents of other vehicles struck were able to self-extricate, but Skinner was unable and was pronounced dead at the scene, LehighValleyLive.com said in a story.

The former Levittown resident graduated from Neshaminy High School in Middletown in 2001 and later Kutztown University.

"Everybody loved her. She was a fun girl to be around," Jean Skinner, the victim's mother, said in an interview with the Allentown Morning Call. She added that she considered her daughter her best friend.

The 29-year-old American Express employee was driving her Ford Mustang on the highway to get to her boyfriend's house when the accident happened.

According to her obituary, Skinner enjoyed taking pictures, traveling, making crafts and was always smiling. She was noted for hand making Christmas cards.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a memorial scholarship fund for Eliizabeth "Lizzie" Skinner. Checks can be made payable to the Kathrine J. Skinner Memorial Fund, TD Bank, 2040 E. Lincoln Highway, Langhorne, PA 19047.

A viewing will be held at the Friday, January 4 from 9:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the James J. Dougherty Funeral Home at 2200 Trenton Road in Levittown.

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