Accidents claim several lives

October 12, 1997


Staff Writer, Chambersburg

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two Franklin County men and a Fulton County man died, and a Chambersburg woman remains in serious condition from injuries suffered in separate vehicle accidents over the weekend.

Charles Frazier, unknown age and address, of Chambersburg, was pronounced dead at the scene of a one-vehicle accident at 9:50 p.m. Saturday on Ft. McCord Road about one mile east of Bricker Road in Hamilton Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Frazier was one of five passengers in a Ford F-150 truck traveling west on Ft. McCord Road when it traveled off of the north berm and made impact with an embankment causing it to turn onto its roof, police said.


A second passenger, Donald Bumbaugh, of Chambersburg, suffered major injuries, police said. He was listed in stable condition in Chambersburg Hospital's intensive care unit on Sunday afternoon.

Two other passengers, Gloria More and Raymond Ardrey, both of Chambersburg, and driver, Patrick Hepfer, of Chambersburg, were taken to Chambersburg Hospital with minor injuries, police said.

The identity of a fifth passenger is unknown, police said.

It is unknown whether the driver or passengers were wearing seat belts, police said.

The truck sustained major damage, police said.

On Friday night, Milton L. Sherrick, 89, of Hanover, Pa., died at York Hospital, York, Pa., while undergoing treatment for injuries he suffered after his car crashed on U.S. 30 at 11:44 a.m. near the Little Dipper Restaurant, police said.

Police said Sherrick was driving a 1992 Oldsmobile 88 Royale sedan westbound on U.S. 30 when for an unknown reason he crossed over the middle and eastbound lanes.

The car then struck a mailbox and a low stone wall, and then traveled along a ditch before becoming airborne, police said. The car hit a telephone pole before coming to a rest, police said.

Sherrick was taken to Chambersburg Hospital and then flown to York Hospital, police said.

A 21-year-old McConnellsburg man, whose 1994 Chevrolet collided head-on with another vehicle Friday evening, died of his injuries at Conemaugh Hospital in Johnstown, Pa.

Darin A. Miller, of 312 Cooper Lane, was flown to Conemaugh shortly after the 6 p.m. accident on Pa. 522, according to Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg.

Police said Miller was southbound when he crossed over the center line and struck Nancy E. Jacqmin, 44, of 513 Shady Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa., who was driving a 1993 Toyota northbound.

Jacqmin was transferred from Conemaugh to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh on Saturday. She was listed in serious condition in the hospital's trauma unit on Sunday afternoon.

A Chambersburg woman was listed in serious condition in York Hospital's intensive care unit Sunday afternoon from injuries suffered Friday afternoon when her 1994 Chevrolet Suburban struck the right front passenger door of a 1994 Dodge Ram driven by Barry Lee Knerr, 15096 Paxton Run Road, Shippensburg, Pa.

Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg said Paula Kaiser, of 516 Wennington Drive, was traveling east on Pa. 533 at 12:53 p.m. and failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection of Pa. 997.

Kaiser was ejected from her vehicle on impact, which forced Knerr's truck onto a sidewalk and into the southeast corner of a home before spinning clockwise and coming to rest in the northbound lane, police said.

Knerr, who was wearing his seat belt, was taken to Chambersburg Hospital for minor injuries, police said.

Drake Kaiser, 4, and Jessica Kaiser, 1, both passengers in Kaiser's vehicle, were not injured, police said.

Both vehicles sustained severe damage, police said.

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