GREAT WHITE drummer Derrick Pontier was involved in a three-vehicle accident near Allentown, Pennsylvania Saturday (September 27), just hours before a scheduled evening concert, according to the Associated Press.Pontier was treated at a hospital for minor injuries and was released. GREAT WHITE were performing in West Warwick, R.I., in February when a pyrotechnics display ignited a fire that killed 100 people and injured almost 200. The band's guitarist, Ty Longley, died in the fire. GREAT WHITE have donated $37,000 from more than a dozen recent shows to a nonprofit organization created to benefit victims' families and survivors of the fire. In Saturday's accident, Pontier, 36, of Huntington Beach, Calif., was driving a 2003 Dodge Stratus when an oncoming car crossed the double yellow line and crashed into Pontier's car, Whitehall Township Police Chief Theodore Kohuth said. That driver, Sandra Tepe, 56, of Whitehall Township, was listed in critical condition Saturday. Pontier's car slammed into a 2000 Dodge Durango driven by Jonathan Roth, 22, of Whitehall Township. His condition was not known.
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