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Woman killed in Pa. accident

February 22, 1998|By AMY WALLAUER

Woman killed in Pa. accident

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were investigating a two-car collision Sunday night that killed one woman and injured four other people.

Although police had not released any information at press time, firefighters said a Dodge Omni on the northbound shoulder in the 1800 block of Philadelphia Avenue was attempting a U-turn and pulled into the path of an Eagle Summit.

Jason Strite, a volunteer firefighter with Franklin County Fire Co., said when he arrived, there were "bodies everywhere."

Two of the four people in the Omni were ejected, Strite said. A woman in the Omni was pulled out through the hatch at the rear of the car by off-duty Chambersburg Police Officer Preston Strayer, who lives nearby and unsuccessfully administered CPR, Strite said.

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The woman died a few hours later, officials said.

The driver of the Summit had lacerations and wrist injuries, Strite said. The condition of the fourth person in the Omni was not available.

A section of Philadelphia Avenue was cordoned off for more than five hours after the 6:21 p.m. crash while an accident team from State Police in Harrisburg investigated the scene.

Two people were flown out by Lifelion helicopters.

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