By DON AINES
Staff Writer, Chambersburg
ST. THOMAS, Pa. - Despite the fact that he was wearing a seat belt and his passenger's side airbag deployed, a St. Thomas Township, Pa., man died from injuries he suffered in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday morning, the York County (Pa.) Coroner's Office said.
Blunt force trauma to the chest was listed as the cause of death in the coroner's report for John Brindle, 73, who was pronounced dead at 9:19 p.m. Wednesday. An autopsy was performed Thursday afternoon at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pa.
The Pennsylvania State Police report said Brindle's injuries were at first thought to be minor.
He and his wife, Eva Jacquelin Brindle, 67, were taken to Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital after the crash on Apple Way in St. Thomas Township, according to the report.