Pa. man killed in auto accident

August 27, 1997


Staff Writer, Chambersburg

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - A 23-year-old McConnellsburg man was killed on his way to work Monday morning on Pa. 100 in Exton, Pa., after his car veered off the center lane and hit the back of a delivery truck, according to Officer Martin Malloy of the West Whiteland Township Police Department.

Kelly Lynn Seiders, 23, of R.D. 2, McConnellsburg, was on his way to work at a construction site in Coatesville, Pa., in Chester County when the 6:14 a.m. accident occurred, Malloy said.

Though the accident is still under investigation, Malloy said police believe Seiders fell asleep before his 1988 Chevy Corsica hit the back of the truck, which was stopped to make a turn in the left turn lane.


Seiders' car partially went underneath the truck, ripping the roof off, Malloy said.

Seiders sustained massive head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, he said.

A passenger in the car, Jeff Rotz, 23, of McConnellsburg, was treated and released at Brandywine Hospital, Malloy said.

Both were wearing their seat belts, he said.

Rotz and Seiders were employed by RONCA Construction of Allentown, Pa., where Seiders was an iron worker.

The two commuted together from McConnellsburg on Mondays, stayed near the job site for the week, then returned home on Fridays, according to Seiders' mother, Sharon.

Her son was an avid hunter and fisherman and recently built a tree stand in the back yard to practice his bow hunting, she said.

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