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Woman dies after car strikes house

December 30, 1998|By DON AINES

BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - An autopsy will be performed today to determine the cause of death of a Gettysburg, Pa., woman whose car struck a Washington Township house early Tuesday, according to Franklin County Coroner Kenneth L. Peiffer Jr.

Amy A. Sunday, 22, of 197 Plank Road, was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:17 a.m. by Peiffer, who said there was no obvious cause of death.

The autopsy will be done at Lehigh Valley Medical Center in Allentown, Pa.

The accident was reported to township police at 5:10 a.m., according to the report. Peiffer said, however, that police did not know exactly when the accident occurred because no one was home when Sunday's 1994 Nissan Sentra hit the house at 14229 Buchanan Trail East.

According to the township police report, Sunday's car was heading west when it crossed the eastbound lane, struck an embankment and went airborne. The car then hit the frame house, damaging the siding and an exterior wall.

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Kenneth Davis, of Fairfield, Pa., drove past the scene of the accident at about 6 a.m. He said the car had heavy damage to the rear.

The police report said the accident was still under investigation.

Peiffer said Sunday was wearing her shoulder harness, but not her lap belt. He did not know whether Sunday's car hit a patch of ice, or what caused the accident.

Peiffer said he had been unable to determine where she was heading at the time of the accident. He said she had been at work near Thurmont, Md., until about midnight Monday.

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