CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A vacant duplex slated for demolition was heavily damaged Sunday night when it was struck by a car, according to Chambersburg police.
The driver, John R. Alther, 85, of 649 N. Franklin St., and a woman passenger were unhurt in the 9:06 p.m. accident, according to Officer Walter Bietsch. "We're attributing the accident to some sort of mechanical malfunction with his transmission," he said.
The two-door sedan struck the front door of the house at 29 S. Second St., with the entire front hood penetrating the building.
"The funny thing is it was hit last winter," said Larry McCoy, of 26 S. Second St. He said the house is supposed to be demolished soon.