Pa. teen watches car roll into quarry

July 22, 1997


Staff Writer, Chambersburg

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - David Dreyer could only watch as his 1988 burgundy Ford Mustang LX rolled over a rocky cliff and plunged into the depths of the Edenville Quarry early Sunday morning.

Dreyer, 17, of 5014 Guitner Road, Chambersburg, said he was at the quarry partying with friends between 2:30 and 3 a.m. when he looked across just in time to see his car rolling down a "big rocky ramp."

"I couldn't believe my car just went into the quarry," Dreyer said, sporting a black right eye he got in a fight earlier that night at the quarry.


Dreyer said he couldn't see who pushed his car over the edge.

"We're just glad nobody was in it," added his mother, Cindy Dryer.

Dreyer's mother bought the car for her son a year ago so he could get to work, he said.

"Now it's Mom's taxi service," Cindy Dreyer said.

The car was insured, "but not for that," said the teen.

Dreyer said he walked several miles before Pennsylvania State Police passed him as they were heading to the scene. A fire truck picked him up, he said.

The Dreyers are making arrangements to pull the car out of the water, which could cost hundreds of dollars, Cindy Dreyer said.

The car is submerged and cannot be seen from the top of the quarry, David Dryer said.

Anyone with information can call Pennsylvania State Police at 1-717-264-5161.

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